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Chris Varelas is a Founding Partner of Riverwood Capital, a private equity firm that makes equity investments in high-growth global technology and technology-enabled businesses around the globe. Prior to establishing Riverwood, Chris was the Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets as well as holding the position of Citi’s Culture Czar. Chris earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California for which he serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a moderator for the Aspen Institute for which he recently co-founded the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship created to produce effective enlightened leaders in the financial services industry.