Christian Guirnalda currently manages Seed Stage Programs and Investments for Verizon Ventures. Before joining the team in New York, he was part of the Innovation & Incubation team at Verizon Wireless, co-developing products with startups and running an internal VZW accelerator.

Prior to Verizon Christian worked for Patch/The Huffington Post to create hyperlocal content strategies, at American Express building nextgen digital products, and with IBM’s Strategy and Change group advising Fortune 100 publishers, broadcasters, SmartGrid providers and telecoms.

He was a double major in Computing and Information Technology and Manufacturing Management and Consulting at Carnegie Mellon and received his MBA from the University of Michigan.