Chris Beard

Executive in Residence

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About

Chris Beard joined Greylock Partners in July 2013 as an Executive in Residence. In that role he advises the leadership teams of Greylock's consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluates new investment opportunities.

Prior to Greylock, Chris served in key senior leadership roles at Mozilla for more than eight years, most recently as CMO. He joined Mozilla's founding team in 2004 to launch Firefox, and during his tenure he was responsible for leading product, marketing and innovation teams through hyper-growth and intense competition to scale Firefox from zero to more than 450 million users globally.  

Before Mozilla, Chris served in a variety of senior marketing and product roles at Cluster File Systems (acquired by Sun), HP and Linuxcare. He also co-founded The Puffin Group (acquired by Linuxcare), an open source technology company, where he served as CEO.  

Chris studied economics and biochemistry at the University of Ottawa and received his MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also awarded the John McFarlane Prize for Leadership.