Chris Rezendes, Context Labs BV
Christopher Rezendes has helped hundreds of companies to investigate, develop and market complex technologies through unique and often uncommon approaches in a broad range of target markets.
Rezendes has nearly 22 years of experience analyzing, advising or operating mission-critical technology businesses. throughout his career, he has worked with some of the largest and most respected companies in the industrial, embedded, defense, infrastructure and information technology industries. His clients have included nearly 75% of the Electronics Business Top 100 original enterprise manufacturers (OEMs), most of the Information Week 100, and every tech-focused member of the Fortune 500.
Rezendes’ has supported a broad range of suppliers and integrators with technology development and commercialization strategy development and prosecution. More than half of this work has been mobile and wireless related with an expanded focus on device level networks including analyzing the deployment of clouds in down-range, public safety and other austere environments. His career includes experience in defense and dual-use technology industries as a private consultant and contractor supporting DARPA projects and selected intelligence and operations agencies. He managed or contributed to a number of Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and allied Military of Defence opportunity assessments and commercialization requirements analyses. At INEX Advisors, that client profile is now complemented by a wide range of start-up and early-stage companies operating in or around IoT and M2M as well as a number of Web 2.0 and 3.0 solutions and killer enabling technologies.
Currently, Rezendes and his team at INEX Advisors, are focused on helping clients to define, select and prosecute their most promising growth and investment opportunities. The firm concentrates in Machine to Machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices and a cluster of related enabling technologies critical to transforming mobility, cloud and big data solutions into a semantic web.
Rezendes’ general management experience in technology hardware, software and solutions businesses is focused on product management, industry marketing, strategic sales, and corporate and business development functions. This work has included shared P&L responsibility for businesses with annual revenues approaching $150 million. Chris has also provided strategic and commercial due diligence support for hundreds of M&A transactions in the industrial, embedded, defense, infrastructure and information technology segments during the past 20 years. In that time, Chris and the teams he has worked with include many of the most successful private equity and venture capital firms in North America and Europe. These assignments have included full or partial recapitalizations for private and public companies, product and service providers, headquartered in the US and abroad, with revenues ranging from $7 million to nearly $2 billion.
Rezendes has also served a number of stewardship roles in the markets that he has covered, including:
- Facilitating and managing public breakout groups and private planning sessions
- Authoring hundreds of public white papers and proprietary position papers
- Supporting a number of DoD, DIA and DHS tech transfer labs
- Authoring or editing hundreds of articles under third-party mastheads
Prior to launching INEX ADVISORS LLC, Rezendes served as Executive Vice President at VDC Research Group, a tech market intelligence and strategy firm focused on a number of embedded, industrial, defense and mission-critical tech markets. He also served as Vice President and General Manager for a $100 million mission-critical computing and communications supplier that was a portfolio company owned by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice.
Rezendes began his career in various project/program management and consulting positions with Harbor Research (a tech strategy consulting firm that pioneered the concepts of ‘Smart Services’, ‘Pervasive Internet’ and ‘ Internet of Things’) and Deloitte and Touche Management Consulting.
Rezendes is a graduate of Harvard University.
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