As Executive Director, Kris ensures the New Orleans BioInnovation Center accelerates the growth of Louisiana’s biotech ecosystem. As Managing Director of the BioFund, Kris has invested over $5MM in 30 companies. These companies have collectively raised above $250MM in private funding and have hired more than 1,000 employees in the US.
Before joining NOBIC, Kris help service a portfolio of over $3 billion of working capital, construction, equipment, real estate, bridge financing, and acquisition loans up to $125MM for national financial institutions.
A native of New Orleans, Kris holds an MBA from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with concentrations in entrepreneurship and accounting from Louisiana State University.