About Chris Cottrell

Chris Cottrell works at Guidehouse (formally PwC’s Public Sector Advisory) supporting the Department of Homeland Security. In the spring of 2017, Chris received an MBA from Georgetown University where he led a team to win the Venture Capital Investment Competition. Prior to Georgetown, Chris was in management at Yodle, a Fortune 500 company ranked ninth on Forbes list of “Most Promising Companies in America,” where he was the company’s youngest manager. He graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Political Science and interned at the Office of the Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin. Chris met Treasurer Martin in 2001 when they worked on the legislation that became known as “Chris’ Law”.

Harboring a deep commitment to public service, during business school Chris answered a longstanding desire to serve his country and enlisted in the US Army Reserve, commissioning as a military intelligence officer in early 2018. Chris also founded the non-profit Daddy Read a Book based on the belief that early exposure to reading is fundamental to a lifetime of learning. He spoke about that work at TEDx in 2013.