Christian R. StrainManaging Director
Christian joined Summit Partners in 2005 and focuses primarily on the growth products & services sector. He is a dual French and U.S. citizen, and is bilingual in French and English.
Christian's board and investment experience includes Bigpoint, Looklet, Ogone (acquired by Ingenico), Peak Well Systems, vente-privee.com and Westwing Group.
Prior to Summit, Christian worked for Apax Partners in Paris where he was a member of the Technology and Telecommunications team. He holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and remains active with Yale and Harvard Business School related activities.
Christian is currently Chairman of the European Venture Capital Association’s Growth Equity Group.