CIO, Technology Strategist and Transformation Leader


Chris Kohl

Leadership Roles

  • CIO, Vertex, Inc.
  • Principal & Consultant, TecKnowPro, Inc.
  • VP, Reliance Insurance Co.
  • Technical Analyst, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Chris Kohl is a Partner in Fortium Partners’ Northeast Region with 25+ years’ experience leading technology teams and business transitions. Chris is a versatile executive leader with a strong record of successful technology transformations, integrations and implementations. He is known for his ability to quickly assess business challenges and apply the appropriate systems, processes and people to achieve effective turnarounds. Always on the leading edge of digital innovation, he knows how to leverage technology within an organization to deliver sustained value. A valued advisor to emerging companies, venture investors, nonprofits and startups, his focus is on doing what’s right for the organization, what’s right for the customer and what’s right for the business.

Chris Kohl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Drexel University and an MBA with a concentration in Systems Thinking and Entrepreneurship from Villanova University. He is a member and advisor to the CIO Executive Council and a CIO Advisor to the venture capital firm Ridge Ventures. He holds board of director roles at Tech Impact, Calm Clarity Co., and the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).  He is certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors as an NACD Governance Fellow.