Chris Cooper joined Pelion Venture Partners in 2007. Chris has over seventeen years of operational experience in the software industry and has held senior positions in sales management, field marketing, business development, and engineering.
Most recently, he was Director of Partner Engineering and Developer Services at Novell, Inc. where he was responsible for the companies partner support and certification programs. Chris also served as General Manager of Novell's Strategic Alliances, in which role he was responsible for the company's relationships with global business partners, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, EMC, and Cisco Systems. Chris served as both a business and technical adviser for Novell Ventures and managed relationships between the fund's portfolio companies and industry leaders.
Prior to joining Novell, Chris served as East Coast Regional Sales Director for the WordPerfect Corporation. Chris serves on the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association. He studied at the University of Utah and the University of Phoenix.