Christine Whitman is Chairman and CEO of Complemar Partners, Inc., a growing logistics company providing order & product fulfillment services and software for e-Commerce, wholesale and retail, with customers in health, beauty, pharmaceutical, food and wine and the telecommunications industries with operations in NY, PA and Nevada.She also serves as Managing Partner of CSW Equity Partners where she manages a portfolio of investments in early stage companies.
She previously served as Chairman, CEO and President of CVC, Inc., a worldwide supplier of thin film process equipment for the semiconductor and data storage industries. During her tenure, she grew the business 10X in revenue, led a successful IPO and completed the sale of the company to Veeco Instruments.Prior to the IPO, CVC was named Rochester’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Company in 1997 and 1998.
Chris serves on the boards of Soleo Communications, Voiceport, and OneStream Networks.She also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RIT, is a member of the Board of Trustees at the George Eastman House and serves as a member of the Board of HTR, the Advisory Board of Venture Creations and the NYS Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council as Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Work Group.
She is a founder of the Greater Rochester Enterprise and the Rochester Angel Network and a past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Museum and Science Center. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of SEMI/SEMATECH, Frontier Telephone of Rochester and M&T Bank. Ms. Whitman is a graduate of the College of Arts and Science at Syracuse University.
Awards she has received include the Herbert W VandenBrul Entrepreneurial Award in 2000, the Center for Governmental Research Eastman Legacy Award in 2003, the Nathanial Rochester Society Award in 2004, the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Award in 2008, Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award in 2011, the RIT Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011 and the CFC Award in 2012.