Chris is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Georgia Tech and has 20 years of experience at General Mills. He has experience working in the Engineering and R&D functions at General Mills, supporting brands in the US, China, Europe and South America. He is currently a leader of research and portfolio strategy development within R&D at General Mills. Additionally, for the past 5 years, Chris has served as the founder and CEO of a local distilled spirits beverage startup in Minnesota. He uses these experiences to provide community support,mentoring and entrepreneurship in the Minnesota startup community.