Previously, Christian worked at BMGI, the investment office that manages the assets of Bill and Melinda Gates and the Gates Foundation Trust. In this role, he focused on Bill’s investments in early-stage technology companies and venture capital funds, and served as the Gates’ Board Representative for Schrodinger, Nimbus Therapeutics, Carbon Engineering, EcoMotors, Echodyne, and Evolv, among others. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Novus Energy Partners, a cleantech venture capital fund.
He has also served in strategic or operating roles at Honeywell, Schlumberger, and Boeing. He began his career as an aerospace engineer designing next-generation spacecraft for NASA at Phantom Works, the research and special projects arm of Boeing.
Christian has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.