CHRIS WELCH
Director of Enterprise Sales, Alluxio

Chris has built his 18-year career in the New York startup community, beginning as a technologist, and for the past 10 years focusing on driving and scaling revenue in sales & marketing. He currently leads enterprise sales at Andreessen Horowitz-backed Alluxio, the fastest growing Big Data project in history. Prior to this, Chris was founder of e-commerce clothing retailer, Grove & Bay, which brought a Whole Foods-approach to fashion. He also served for 6 years at Sequoia-backed, MarkLogic, which was eventually valued at $1 billion. Chris graduated with highest honors from Rochester Institute of Technology, and lives with his wife and dog in Northern New Jersey where he serves at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Montclair.