Chris Gill: Founder & CEO, Proformative
Chris Gill, CEO of SVForum (www.svforum.org), has experience as a business
executive in Europe, North America and Asia, with Fortune 100 companies as well as privately funded and venture backed companies, and most recently was President & CEO of SVASE, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs.
Previously, he co-founded 8 companies, including The Access Group of companies and
Digitalent, with 6 achieving profitable liquidity events. Chris has been an invited speaker on
entrepreneurship and venture investing at Babson College, the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, the Oxford University Said Business School, and San Francisco University, and at startup and venture capital conferences in cities around the world. In
addition, for 2 years, Chris coached the winning teams of the global Microsoft Innovation Accelerator program, on business and entrepreneurship.
Chris is a member of Sand Hill Angels (www.sandhillangels.com), and a Board Member of the Mission College Center for Innovation and Technology. He has been featured in and written articles on business and technology issues for the Financial Times, Business Week, Linux Journal and other publications, and hosts the television show “The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur.” Chris was awarded a BSc in Computer Science from Manchester