Chris Stallman


Chris has spent his career working with both emerging companies and large incumbents in the venture and mobility ecosystems. He is particularly interested in innovators that are reshaping large industries, and he enjoys lending his experience to support founders operating across such themes as supply chain transformation, automation & workforce efficiency, and the future of commerce & trade.

Chris currently serves on the board of directors of two Fontinalis portfolio companies, FreightWaves and Karamba Security, and previously served on the board of directors of TransLoc (acquired by Ford Smart Mobility in 2018) and as a board observer of Synovia Solutions (acquired by CalAmp in 2019). He also worked closely with the firm’s investment in Telogis (acquired by Verizon in 2016).

Chris is active throughout the venture community and serves on the oversight committee for the MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation—a statewide program that funds translational research at the university level. He is also an active member of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, of which he currently serves on the membership committee.

Prior to joining Fontinalis in 2011, Chris spent five years at Stout, a leading independent advisory firm that provides investment banking, valuation, dispute consulting, and management consulting services. While at Stout, he served many industrial and automotive clients and played an important role in advising private equity and venture capital clients on a variety of transaction, tax, and financial reporting matters. He also worked on the private equity and venture capital team at the University of Michigan’s investment office.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and is a CFA charterholder. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan with his wife and son.

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