Christopher Meissner is a Principal at Avascent, specializing in growth strategies for technology companies operating in government driven-markets. Christopher has deep expertise in a range of high technology markets, including: cyber, intelligence and classified markets, data analytics, cloud computing, data center consolidation, border security and related defense and homeland security markets. Over the past decade, Christopher led development of cyber business strategy for market leading cyber companies, including: leading technology vendors, military system prime contractors, service companies, government industrial base agencies, commercial technology consultancies, and financial sponsors. Christopher’s work has guided the sales roadmap for disruptive encryption solutions, developed the business case supporting acquisition of a data-centric security company by a financial sponsor, conveyed the business model and critical of cyber hardening military platforms to corporate boardrooms, developed a holistic SCADA security market penetration strategy, among nearly 100 client projects over 10 years.
Additionally, Christopher has played a key role in helping Avascent clients devise winning strategies for international expansion and mitigate risk in over a dozen offset and international strategy projects. Christopher’s work has helped global A&D contractors devise strategies for mitigating the impact of offset on global sales, develop robust concepts for discharging offset obligations, and provide innovative approaches unlock opportunity from offset obligations. Christopher has also worked with public sector clients, notably developing the offset concept assessment methodology employed by the Kuwaiti National Offsets Company.
Christopher served on committees and boards advancing industrial base and financial issues of cybersecurity including with DHS, US-Japan Technology Alliance, Cloud Security Alliance, Intelligence and National Security Association, PSC/TechAmerica, ACT-IAC, The Atlantic Council, and the Brookings Institute. Christopher holds an M.A. with honors from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is a graduate, summa cum laude from The George Washington University.