Chris Varley

Chris Varley

Speaker
Principal, Goodyear Ventures

Based in Akron, OH, Chris Varley serves as a Principal with Goodyear Ventures, focusing on mobility and sustainability-related investments that enhance Goodyear's products and mobility services. Prior to Goodyear, Chris led new business and new product creation efforts for several major corporations including AT&T, CompuServe, Prentice-Hall and The Walt Disney Company. Previously, as New Market Development Vice President for AT&T Labs, Chris led a venture development and investment group that commercialized emerging technologies outside of traditional AT&T markets. As a two-term Generation Foundation Fellow for Sustainable Development and former Vice President of the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition (Nortech), Chris played a critical role in the early development of the clean energy movement in Northeast Ohio. In addition to his operational experience, Chris has written more than 50 film, television and children's book projects, and served as a key advisor on startup funding and strategic partnering for New Media Partners, a digital media and technology consultancy based in Glasgow, Scotland.
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