Chris Yang

Managing Partner

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Chris is a Managing Partner of GSA and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He is an active investor in micro and mid-market buyouts with a particular interest in distressed opportunities, as well as technology-oriented growth and venture funds. Chris co-leads GSA’s strategy and portfolio development in China. He is a member of a number of fund advisory boards. Internally, he helps to spearhead the firm’s recruiting efforts and provides oversight of the proprietary systems used by the investment team to monitor current and future fund offerings.

Prior to joining Grove Street in 2001, Chris was an Associate with I-Group HotBank/Seed Capital, SOFTBANK’s early stage venture affiliate in Boston. He was formerly a consultant with Integral, Inc. and Alliance Consulting Group where he worked on strategy development for a number of large technology companies on the west coast in the software and telecommunications industries. Chris has also held various operating positions with Internet companies such as HomeGrocer, SchoolStop and Rotten Tomatoes and has completed summer internships with Bain & Company working on its eVolution joint venture with Texas Pacific Group and Kleiner Perkins, as well as the law firm of Bingham McCutchen.

BA, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JD, Harvard Law School
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association