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Board of Trustees

Chris Cheever


Chris is a Founder and Partner of Fontinalis, a venture capital firm he started in 2009 with four partners, including Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company. Chris is also a Director on the boards of numerous Fontinalis portfolio companies, and in that role, he’s helped to take companies public and sell them to fortune five hundred firms. Prior to Fontinalis, Chris worked in venture capital (Launch Capital), private equity (Highbridge Principal Strategies), asset management (Alger), and banking (UBS). Chris’s volunteer work at DCD began with his role on the search committee for the new head of school, which resulted in the successful hiring of Allison Webster. Chris formally joined the Board in 2016 and has been actively involved in the finance, advancement, and campaign steering committees and has supported continuing innovation and effective use of technology throughout the school. Chris, his two brothers, and his father all attended DCD. Chris and his wife Whitney have three children, Eloise (DCD ’24), Jack (DCD ’26), and Win (future DCD applicant).


Chris has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the School of Management at Yale University.