Chris Formant has over 30 years of experience as a technology executive and early-stage investor/entrepreneur. He is currently CEO of Avocado Systems, a San Jose based application security company.
Previously he held various executive roles, as President of Verizon Enterprise, President of Avaya Global, CEO of Scient, EVP of MBNA and managing partner of PWC. He has been an active board member on both public and private technology company boards. Formant has been named one of the top 25 consultants in the world, 25 most influential technology executives and top 10 UCC executives. He is the author of Bright Midnight, a rock and roll murder mystery, and Saving Washington, a historical fiction. Formant serves on the board of trustees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.