Appian Ventures
CHRIS DeMARCHE, DENVER, CO

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in communications technologies. He co-founded Verio in 1996 and served as its CTO until 2000, a year after its merger into NTT. Prior to Verio, he was senior VP and acting CTO for Nextel Corporation/OneComm.

Chris also held several positions at PacTel Corporation including director of technology and transfer, director of research and technology and director of advanced technology. His research included findings for new advances in wireless technologies, including RF technologies, CDMA, Microcell extensions, PCS concepts and data testing.

Chris earned his B.S. from the U. S. Naval Academy, an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.