Vice President U.S. Aviation,
"September 11th changed our sense of freedom. As a leader in the airline industry, I stood by as the security checkpoint morphed from gateway to barrier; I became convinced that the single biggest threat to our way of life was the paradox between freedom and security. Committed to change this, I joined the Transportation Security Administration with a passion to help restore the balance between FREEDOM and SECURITY and had the opportunity to help advance TSA's current philosophy of Risked Based Security. As threats continue to shift, I am grateful to now be part of Evolv, where I can contribute to the deployment of technology that advances freedom in an insecure world."
Chris joined Evolv Technology in the fall 2016 to lead our work in the transportation sector. In this role, he leads our engagement with airports, airlines, and rail organizations and assists in other sectors to develop concepts of operation and configurations that integrate into existing and emerging landscapes.
Prior to joining Evolv, Chris worked for the Transportation Security Administration first as a Federal Security Director in Colorado and then as the Assistant Administrator for Security Operations where he led a team of 56,000 employees across more than 450 airports nationwide and managed a budget of $4 billion. As a national policy maker, he worked closely with national industry associations, other federal agencies, and Congress, and was instrumental in shaping and advancing TSA's current philosophy of risked based security.
Chris also led field operations and security for the biometric security provider, CLEAR, as well running ground operations at major hubs and line stations for United Express and Frontier Airlines. Following in his father's footsteps, he started his career as a self-employed blacksmith, providing top end farrier services in the mountains of Colorado.