Chris Hutchins - Founder of LaidOffCamp, startup and technology enthusiast, avid rock climber and former investment banker
Chris Hutchins currently lives in the Mission in San Francisco. Prior to being laid off in December 2008, he was a consultant with Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. While there, he provided strategic advice to clients on corporate growth strategy and market analysis. His recent projects included a detailed market segmentation and channel optimization project for a large cable operator and a five-year growth strategy plan for a major credit card issuer.
Prior to joining Monitor, Chris completed an internship as an analyst at Allen & Company, a boutique investment bank focusing on the media, entertainment and technology sectors. While at Allen & Co., he built financial models for M&A activity and prepared company valuations using equity comparables and precedent transactions analysis.
During the past three years, Chris has also worked on a full and part-time basis, and as a consultant, for Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc., a publicly-traded company marketing VoIP based telecommunications services to international carriers, corporations, and consumers. His work at Fusion focused on retail product development, consumer marketing, and digital/web strategy.
Chris graduated Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He is passionate about the technology space, and has already co-founded three Internet based companies.
In his spare time he can be found discussing the latest trends in technology or climbing at a local rock climbing gym.