Chris Sugden joined Edison Ventures in 2002 and was named Managing Partner in January 2009. He is a successful entrepreneur, experienced in finance, business strategy, product management, sales, marketing and capital formation. His financial and operating perspectives from start-up to growth stage make him a valuable asset to portfolio company management. Mr. Sugden is Chairman of Edison Venture’s investment committee, and he leads Edison’s largest industry segment in financial technology and services. Mr. Sugden has deep domain and investment expertise in payments, capital markets and wealth management segments. He currently serves as a Director of eight Edison portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Edison, Mr. Sugden held executive positions with Princeton eCom, directed finance and operations for two start-ups, and held management positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Sugden is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Spartan Innovations a technology transfer and incubator subsidiary of Michigan State University.

Mr. Sugden holds a B.A. degree in Accounting with Honors from Michigan State University.