Christopher Vohnout


Christopher holds a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Concentration in Accounting. He received his CPA license in the State of California.

Christopher Vohnout joined NextWave Ventures as Principal and Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Chris brings NextWave over 20 years of senior financial management experience (including Big 4 and private industry). He has a strong hands-on entrepreneurial background working primarily for start-up and early stage enterprise software, e-commerce, and other emerging growth technology companies. In these various capacities his responsibilities included capital financings, business strategy and execution, M&A, and financial reporting. He is a recognized expert within the San Diego startup ecosystem.

Christopher is responsible for finance and investment operations at NextWave.

On a Saturday afternoon I can be found...

Coaching my kids’ sports teams or following one of my fantasy sports teams, depending on which sport is in season.

What words of wisdom would you pass onto your childhood self?

Have fun, try your best and never give up. Not only is this our family motto, it is the first lesson I pass onto any kids I am fortunate enough to coach.

What book has influenced you most?

The 4 Steps to the Epiphany. I would recommend it to any entrepreneur starting up a technology based company.