Chris Happ

Chief Executive with a coveted cross-functional background in sales, digital transformation, product marketing, fund-raising, and company building


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Apr 2020 - Present

Empirian Health

Chief Information Officer


Jan 2018 - Present

Rise Buildings



Jan 2018 - Present



Feb 2017 - Present

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Board Member

As a member of the board of directors of one of the largest food banks in the country, I am part of the Community Impact Committee and lead the technology pillar at a board level. We are currently running an equity campaign to expand our operations to support the needs of our community including new production, training, and distribution facilities. We are working towards building a Greater Chicago.


Feb 2009 - Present


Co-Founder and Investor

As co-founder and CEO, Chris was responsible for sales, product, and executive leadership. He grew the business from a concept built initially on energy in the real estate vertical to a disrupter in the ESG and FinTech industries. The cloud based Goby platform currently processes billions in annual invoice and utility bill spend in over 100 countries, streamlining business processes through RPA, AI, all while capturing invoice data to create actionable insights. Financial Accomplishments - Raised Seed Financing (2014), A-Financing (2015), Debt-Financing (2020) - Post Series A Raise, doubled revenues and returned company to profitability Sales Accomplishments - Built customer base from startup to over 150 customers including MetLife, MorganStanley, Vornado, AEW, Five Guys, McDonalds, HCP, Ventas, Union Investment, Philadelphia Public Schools, and Hines - Grew partner reseller model for the ESG and Energy industry creating whitelabeled offering using the Goby platform for Shell, American Electric Power (AEP), Able Services, and energy industry service providers Product Accomplishments - Worked with energy and real estate executives to build the first cloud based platform capable of processing global utility bills to create energy and sustainability benchmarks for use in reducing costs and improving corporate social responsibility - Visionary in using Platform as a Service model to leverage cloud based technologies and applications to scale processing millions of invoices a month generating billions of data points for analytical reporting and benchmarking - Built Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation capabilities to read and meta tag invoices in order to reduce costs, automate manual processes, and make information cost effectively available


Jan 2008 - Jan 2009


Vice President, Corporate Development

Chris was part of the Hubwoo global management team, responsible for the successful integration of services and software sales. He was responsible for the go to market offering delivering Procurement excellence on top of a cloud based SAP SRM technology stack. He oversaw supplier network activities and integrations built on top of the petrochem marketplace, TradeRanger. Before leaving, he closed and oversaw the two flagship US accounts (Graham Packaging, Vought Aircraft) representing the expansion for Hubwoo into the US cloud procurement marketplace.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

blueSolutions - acquired by Hubwoo

Co-Founder and CEO

Chris co-founded blueSolutions to provide strategic consulting services to fortune 500 clients on implementation of spend management best practices and technologies. He acted as CEO and CRO, growing the business to 20 employees while building a global customer list including Zurich Insurance, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Visa, AIG, Novartis, and Pfizer. blueSolutions was acquired by Hubwoo in 2008.


Nov 2000 - Dec 2005


Manager, Technical Strategy

As manager of technical strategy, Chris was responsible for the global integrations and deployments of the Ariba Spend Management suite, including Supplier Network, Procurement, Sourcing, e-Invoicing, Contract Management, and Analytics. - Chris led the global implementation of the Source to Settle platform and strategy at ExxonMobil, a multi-year project savings tens of millions in costs, replacing many existing internal systems and integrating core functions to ERP. - Chris was the global architect for Ariba technical strategy services, supporting all team members and clients in their design, implementation, and deployment of the Ariba solution. Clients supported included Pfizer, Merck, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Southwest Airlines, and Walt Disney


1999 - 2000



- Built, tested, and deployed Java based inter airline e-ticketing system for United Airlines to enable ticket charge back capabilities between United and other carriers - Built, tested, and deployed Covisint Supplier hub for GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler collaborative enabling open supply chain connectivity between suppliers and the automakers via CommerceOne platform

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