Wright joined Chrysalis as an Associate in 2001 and today leads the Technology Group. Bringing his own entrepreneurial management experiences to the Chrysalis team, Wright previously worked as a senior business development executive at a rapidly growing company preparing to go public, and served as CFO of a start-up technology transfer company where he set strategic plans and raised equity and debt capital. As a result of this range of management and financial experience, Wright can relate to and effectively sell entrepreneurs on the advantages of partnering with Chrysalis. Wright has worked with the management teams of fourteen of Chrysalis’ investments including Advanced Academics (sold to DeVry), Genscape (sold to GFI) and Appriss (sold to Bain Capital), in the Technology portfolio among others. He currently is a Director of Digitalsmiths, Continuum 700 LLC, CST, Cybera, Regent Education, Straighterline, Xlerant and Ygnition.
From 1995 to 1998, Wright worked at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta as an Associate in Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to SunTrust, he served five years in the US Marine Corps where he attained the rank of Captain.
Wright has a BA in Economics from Princeton University.
A Louisville native, Wright is active in the community working with organizations such as the Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs. He currently serves as a member of the Entrepreneurship Council at the University of Louisville’s College of Business and Public Affairs. In addition, Wright serves on the board of directors of CED, a private, non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina.