Kris has a diverse background in technology and digital media as a business executive, attorney and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Paxfire, he was SVP of business affairs and general counsel at Hillcrest Labs. Previous to that, Kris was President of Gibson Audio, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp. Before Gibson, Kris was founder and CEO of Ecoustix, Inc., a company that designed a high-end digital jukebox and personal digital assistant for hotel guestrooms. Kris also has a broad background as a corporate lawyer, specializing in venture capital, M&A, and international joint ventures at Piper Rudnick LLP (now DLA Piper) and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP. Kris earned his JD from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and his Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from The University of Tulsa, magna cum laude.