Chris Krohn

OpenIDEO Program Lead

Program Lead 



Chris has been leading open innovation programs with OpenIDEO for the past three years. His work primarily focuses on circular economy initiatives in partnership with leading Fortune 100 corporate partners such as Nike, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and more.

These programs are pushing the boundaries of what’s achievable through open innovation with an emphasis on global sourcing, acceleration, piloting, and eventual scaling of new circular business models.

His work has been featured in publications such as FastCompany, Bloomberg, CNN, GreenBiz, Esquire and more.

Chris holds an MBA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from George Washington University’s Corcoran College of Art.