Cris is a CPA by background and is currently working as a financial consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Cris has an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science from UC Berkeley. She worked at Bank of America for 15 years in investment banking and in global capital markets until its merger with Nations Bank. After leaving Bank of America, Cris worked in consulting and as CFO to 3 small public companies, 2 in biotech and 1 in high-tech. She has been actively involved in strategic development and M&A, raised more than $0.5 billion in private and public debt and equity, built long-term business models and sales forecasts, implemented SOX infrastructure, and developed numerous buyside/sellside investor relationships.