CJ came to Highland as an intern in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012 as an Associate focused on technology investments across all stages of company growth. He sourced and is actively involved in Highland's investment in SmartThings.
Prior to Highland, CJ was a Summer Analyst with Morgan Stanley in their technology investment banking division in Menlo Park, and also interned with General Catalyst Venture Partners in Boston.
Previously, CJ was the co-founder and CEO of Applied Power Innovations, an energy services company focused on increasing the install velocity of green technologies. Under his leadership, Applied Power Innovations went from idea to shipping hardware in under 18 months and developed a securitization approach to financing renewable energy solutions.
CJ earned a B.S. in Management with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems from Boston College.