Chris Carter has spent his career helping individuals and companies achieve their potential. Chris has advised executives and managers at start-ups, mid-sized, and larger companies on a wide range of issues including innovation, strategy, management and leadership.
Prior to joining Tandem Solutions, Chris spent over 2 decades as a consultant with Monitor Company, Innosight, as well as his own firm, Innovative Ventures. He also spent several years as a venture capital partner at Sherbrooke Capital (an early stage fund focused on the health and wellness industry) and Jarvinian Ventures (an early stage fund investing in wireless technology and infrastructure).
Chris has worked with the senior teams in several client organizations to help them better articulate their innovation strategies and deliver considerable revenue growth. As part of that process, he has coached executives to help them better incorporate new concepts into their leadership styles and build more effective teams. He has helped several companies through turnaround processes that identified root causes for revenue decline and determined the path toward growth. In these cases, he helped executive teams develop and implement new policies and procedures that were in alignment with the growth strategy, manage the change process, and reverse sales declines.
Chris has been involved in building and coaching executive teams of numerous early stage companies through their creation and rapid early growth. This has required him to understand and manage a wide range of group dynamics, interpersonal interactions and leadership styles.
Chris has taught numerous executive seminars on leading to create innovation. He has helped executives at all levels understand the critical components of innovation and how these components can be incorporated into their leadership and management practices. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in the History of Science from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of American University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program, a certified TandemCoachTM and is working toward Associate Coach Certification with the International Coaching Federation.