Chris Palmisano is Founding Chief Operating Officer at Rocket Dollar, a financial services and technology company providing Americans with an alternative retirement account. He has held leadership roles at several companies in Austin including Khorus, SolarWinds, Google, and Humana. He is a mentor at startup accelerators, a guest lecturer at business schools, an active angel investor and syndicate lead, Founding Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, and an advisor to several startups and nonprofits. Chris is a former Marine Corps officer and is an Iraq War veteran. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, an MS from Boston University, and a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives in Austin, TX.