chris knapp experience


Currently, Christopher is a technology account executive with Salesforce.com, THE enterprise cloud computing company. The company's platform of SaaS applications, including its award-winning CRM, has revolutionized the ways that customers manage and share business information over the Internet.

Christopher has also been a Director at Blackhawk Capital Group since 2009, where he closed the biggest deal of 2011, a $4.5MM commercial leasing transaction where he thoroughly and successfully negotiated a below-market, long term lease for a publicly traded tech company in the Bay Area. BCG has served as the lead underwriter or co-manager for a number of private equity offerings and we target equity deals ranging from $1 million to $25 million. At Blackhawk, Christopher seeks to assist developers and buyers achieve the highest return possible on their investments by providing immediate access to the most competitive sources of real estate that the market has to offer. These include joint ventures, sponsor and preferred equity, and structured and mezzanine debt.

Christopher worked at Studley from 2003 to 2009 as a lead business development liaison and tenant consultant. He focused on representing office users in all aspects of their real estate needs, including financial modeling, space identification and negotiation. The objective was to enable corporations and clients to align their real estate portfolios with their business objectives by minimizing occupancy costs, hedging against future lease related risks, and maximizing operational efficiencies.

Prior to Studley, Chris held the position of finance and business analyst at Lockheed Martin. He has previous experience in the software and mainframe computing businesses at BMC Software (formerly Boole & Babbage), where he was a Microsoft Certified Engineer. This experience gives Chris an in-depth understanding of the operations and specific technical demands of growing technology companies.