Chris Japp

Board of Directors

With over 30 years of global experience in the medical device and life science industries, Chris has held top leadership and C-level roles at large multinational public and private companies, as well as non-executive board roles at early stage startup ventures. With a deep domain knowledge in multiple medical clinical fields and extensive global experience, Chris has a proven track record in customer-focused growth, business performance improvement, and new venture creation.

Chris holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada, has taken an e-MBA program at Temple University in Tokyo, and is six-sigma black belt certified. He is also a triple citizen with three passports (Canada, USA, UK). Chris and his family moved to Santa Fe NM in 2021 and now consider this their "forever home." Chris continues to serve on several corporate boards, and in his spare time enjoys hiking in beautiful New Mexico as well as volunteering at several local organizations including the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

Favorite Quote:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" — Wayne Gretzky

You'd be surprised to learn that ... shortly after Chris' university graduation, he pursued his passion of rock climbing and mountaineering full time, traveling to various top climbing spots around the world before "settling down" into a medical technology career.