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Meet The Board: Chris M. Christi

Chris Christi brings more than 20 years experience in Information Technology to his current role at Thales Defense and Security, Inc. working with Department of Defense clients on data security projects. He started his technology career managing tactical networks as an Army Signal Officer. He served in various technology leadership roles and deployed to Bosnia and Iraq earning military awards including the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Combat Action Badge.

Chris has private sector business development experience with technology companies including Dell, Secure Computing, Veeam Software and Forcepoint. Chris co-founded data security firm AxiosTec where he was selected twice by Inc. for the Military Entrepreneur Program at GROWCO. His company was also recognized by the White House for partnership with the Nashville Technology Council’s Tech Hire designation for work with veterans as part of workforce diversity.

Chris graduated from the University of Tennessee as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee with wife Sara and children Megan and Miles. He is a leader in the Nashville veterans community where he previously served as Vice President Board of Directors of Operation Stand Down Tennessee. He also serves as a mentor to veterans at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Nashville Technology Council Veterans Peer Group, Bunker Labs and Veterans Coordinating Council.

Chris primary focus with Vets Who Code is evangelizing the mission and bridging opportunities for their impact in the local Nashville area.

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