Chris Walsh is an experienced educator, product leader, and entrepreneur passionate about using digital tools to bring large scale innovations to teaching and learning. In his role as Chief Product & Technology Officer, he leads the collaborative effort to bring to life new digital products and services.
Chris started his career as a middle school teacher, and since then has held leadership positions with numerous national education organizations including: New Tech Network, Edutopia, WestEd, and the KIPP Foundation. He also co-founded the Google Teacher Academy and was the executive producer of the Infinite Thinking Machine, one of the first education internet TV shows.
In addition to his non-profit work, Chris is a serial entrepreneur, including serving as the CEO of two innovative ed tech companies: Zaption (acquired by Workday) and Portmoto (acquired by PBLWorks).
In recent years, Chris went “back to school” to re-connect with teachers and students. As Director of Innovation at Carondelet High School he leveraged his rich professional experiences to develop innovative, student-centered programs in entrepreneurship, engineering, and media production—including the first tiny house to be designed and constructed by an all-female team of high school students.
Chris earned his M.A. in “Learning, Design, and Technology” from Stanford, and a B.A. and M.Ed. from UCLA. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, walk-n-talks, and searching for the perfect gluten free chocolate chip cookie.