Christiaan joined True in 2008 and today manages the True network, including all services, resources, and events that support and connect founders and employees in the True portfolio. Previously, he was a senior analyst in the venture research group at Cambridge Associates and worked in network development at BrightRoll, an early True portfolio company. His first full-time job after college was teaching junior high and high school history. While he is no longer teaching in the traditional context, he has maintained lifelong interests in education, collaboration, and helping others be the best versions of themselves.
Outside of the office, Christiaan is a proud husband and father of two, an enthusiastic creator and consumer of plant-based food, and an avid supporter of three of four of Boston’s major pro sports teams. He is a graduate of Yale and MIT. Christiaan also serves on the board of trustees of YMCA Camp Belknap, a summer camp for boys which he attended and where he worked for a dozen years as a young adult. Robert Fulghum says he learned all he really needed to know in kindergarten; Christiaan says the same about Belknap.