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Chris Koenig

Chris Koenig

Business Development Manager


Columbus, Ohio Area, us

Client and relationship manager with over a decade of experience in the areas of corporate development, venture capital and entrepreneurial work and coaching. Masters-level education to support work experience: MBA (The Ohio State University ’12) and MFA (University of North Carolina of the Arts ’07).



Business Development Manager

● Source, scope organic and inorganic growth opportunities
● Build business cases including market analysis & financial models to understand value of new opportunities
● Manage multi-million dollar giftcard program, including new functions such as "Add to Mobile Wallet", new B2C/B2B gift card platforms, and digital product gifting functionality.

Technology Commercialization Office at Ohio State

Venture Capital and New Ventures Manager

Responsible for management of New Ventures office, including:
Oversight and development of new technologies into market-facing businesses
Secured over $2mm in grant funding for early stage companies
Creation of three new entrepreneurial programs including Startup Snapshot program
Management of 40+ technologies in portfolio & assist in creation of over 15 start-ups securing $5mm in funding
Go-to-market strategy analysis, customer validation process and preliminary branding
Network with and deliver presentations to high-net-worth individuals, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs
Liaise between disparate entities across university (e.g. Alumni Affairs, Development, TCO and others)

Ohiolina Music Festival


Created company/festival celebrating music and culture within I-77 corridor
Lead business strategy, marketing efforts, contracts and partner management
Recruit all local and national sponsorship

Koenig Self-Publishing


Self-published fundraising resource book currently selling on

Ohio Dominican University

Finance Instructor

Responsible for entire class cohort, grading, lessons, and curriculum