Chris Shumway has invested in, advised and built growth businesses for more than 20 years. As the Managing Partner of Shumway Capital, he oversees the firm’s investments in a wide range of long-term, high-growth businesses.
As an entrepreneur himself, Chris understands the passion, vision and execution required to achieve sustainable growth. He grew Shumway Capital from $70 million of assets under management to over $8 billion of outside capital and the firm was recognized multiple times by Barron’s as a top industry performer. Chris has helped numerous growing businesses with his operational and strategic advice and experience. He has also provided seed capital to start-up investment managers that now manage billions in assets.
Prior to founding Shumway Capital, Chris joined Tiger Management directly out of Harvard Business School and was named a Senior Managing Director and Management Committee member at age 30.
He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the boards of the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation (University of Virginia), the Stamford School for Excellence and The Shumway Foundation. Chris also serves as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, teaching global investing.
Chris is a long-time supporter of and advocate for a range of charitable causes. As a strong proponent of education reform, he established The Shumway Foundation with the primary goal of helping to break the cycle of poverty through better opportunities in public education. The Shumway Foundation also actively supports other results-based charitable organizations.