Based in San Francisco, Christopher is a Managing Director at DCS Advisory, with responsibility for the firm’s Customer Interaction Management and Infrastructure Software/SaaS groups. He has more than 20 years of investment banking, consulting, project management and operational experience with high-tech companies. Christopher has advised clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions with highly active buyers and financial sponsors, focusing on Advanced Analytics, Contact Center Software Infrastructure, and Enterprise Software sectors. He also authors the firm’s Customer Interaction Management (CIM) Platform and Adjacencies Landscape, an overview of the CIM market, along with the CIM Investment Thesis and has published a book entitled, “Customer Interaction Management Platform Thesis Insights.”
Prior to joining DCS Advisory, Christopher spent more than seven years building the M&A practice at Pacific Crest Securities. He began his investment banking career at SoundView Technology Group, before moving on to W.R. Hambrecht as the Head of West Coast M&A, and then to Oppenheimer as the Head of West Coast M&A, prior to joining Pacific Crest as the Co-Head of M&A in 2008.
Before his career in investment banking, Christopher spent a decade in the fields of nuclear technology and advanced materials including work at several U.S. nuclear facilities, followed by an appointment to the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations.
Christopher received a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and conducted course study in Economics and the Analysis of Competitive Markets at California Polytechnic State University.