Christopher Varner

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Varner joined DDJ in 1997 and has over 34 years’ experience in the information technology field. Mr. Varner’s responsibilities at DDJ include maintaining its physical and virtual computing and telecommunications server and network infrastructure, as well as its cyber-security policies and controls in DDJ’s main office as well as in the firm’s disaster recovery location. He is also responsible for overseeing all IT-related budgeting, forecasting and contracts, and managing the relationship with the firm’s third-party help desk and infrastructure monitoring consultant as well as various other third-party hardware and software service providers. Mr. Varner is a member of the Management Operating and Business Process Review Committees.

Before joining DDJ, Mr. Varner worked at iCorps Technologies, Inc., where he was a Technology and Systems Consultant from 1996 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Varner was a Systems Analyst for the New York State Assembly from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Varner earned his MBA in Finance from the Sage School of Management in Albany, New York, and his BA from the University of Rochester. Mr. Varner is a charter member of the Arctic Wolf Networks Customer Advisory Board, and a member of the Venture Capital Private Equity IT Organization.