Christopher Fountas is a Managing Director of AVP. Chris has spent over 20 years experience founding, building, advising and funding early-stage technology companies, many at the intersection of the commercial and government markets. Chris was a partner at Baker and Hostetler, one of the nation’s top 100 law firms with more than 600 attorneys. Chris also co-founded several successful start-up companies, and continues to serve as a board member and advisor to many of these companies, including Alpine Fresh, one of the countries most innovative produce suppliers with over 4,000 employees, operations in six countries and sales across five continents. Chris graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. Degree in Finance and earned a JD (cum laude) from the University of Miami.