Chief Technology Officer
San Francisco, CA, USA
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A former mathematician, Chris White is now the Chief Technology Officer of Prefect with a passion for building data tooling that ushers in the next generation of workflow management systems. Prior to joining Prefect as the first employee in 2018, he was a Data Scientist Manager at Capital One.
Chris began his journey into data tooling while getting his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he researched optimization guarantees for highly non-convex data-driven problems. Throughout his career, Chris has gained experience in a diverse number of roles – teacher, researcher, data scientist, software engineer, sales engineer, and security officer to name a few. In his spare time, he is an avid runner and loves spending time in the ocean.