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Chris Klasen

Project Management Office Director


  • MBA, PMP, and 15+ years of project management experience.
  • Former US Navy Operations Specialist and search and rescue swimmer.
  • Spends his spare time at the golf course or driving his kids from one sports practice to another.


Chris joined Longview Innovation in early 2017 as Project Manager. In this role, he works closely with the investment team to develop and track milestones for the portfolio and to manage initiatives with the national labs and universities. Additionally, Chris leads several investments and participates in several boards for companies in our portfolio.

Before joining the firm, Chris spent eight years at Pacific Northwest National Lab managing renewable energy and commercialization projects. He started his career in the US Navy as an Operations Specialist and a Search and Rescue Swimmer.

Chris holds a BA in Marketing from Old Dominion University, his MBA from Colorado State University, and he holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.