Chris Burnley

Venture Partner

Chris is a Venture Partner in the Boston office.  He has over 25 years of management experience across a number of sectors including agriculture, pharmaceuticals and food.

Chris was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer for FORUM pharmaceuticals in Boston where he was responsible for strategy, corporate development and commercialization.  Chris was previously Chief Operating Officer for Phenomix Pharmaceuticals in San Diego.

Prior to joining Phenomix, Chris was VP, Genomics at Monsanto where he was responsible for building and managing a network of technology collaborators focused on high-throughput characterization of plant genome structure and function.  Chris joined Monsanto from The Boston Consulting Group where he had been a Manager in the firm's Boston office and subsequently opened BCG's office in Dallas.

Chris holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS phi beta kappa with majors in Economics and Political Science from Southern Methodist University. 


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