Wright brings a unique mixture of management and financial experience to the Chrysalis team, which allows him to relate to and effectively sell entrepreneurs on the advantages of partnering with Chrysalis. His range of entrepreneurial management experiences includes work as a senior business development executive at a rapidly growing company preparing to go public to CFO of a start-up technology transfer company where he set strategic plans and raised equity and debt capital. Wright joined Chrysalis as an Associate in 2001 and has worked with the management teams of fourteen of Chrysalis’ investments. Wright leads the Technology Group and has worked closely with Advanced Academics (sold to DeVry), Genscape (sold to GFI), and Appriss (sold to Bain Capital), in the Technology portfolio among others. He currently is a Director of Digitalsmiths, Cybera, Ygnition, and Regent Education.
From 1995 to 1998, he worked at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta as an Associate in Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to SunTrust, he served five years in the US Marine Corps where he attained the rank of Captain.
Wright has a BA in Economics from Princeton University.
Wright blogs at www.wrightsteenrod.com.
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