After graduating from Cornell University with a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics in 1996, Chris began his career of HEP software design by being one of the major architects of the CLEO experiment’s data processing framework. Then in 2005 while being a Cornell University staff member, he joined the FNAL team as they began work on a new data processing framework for the CERN based CMS experiment. He eventually came to FNAL in 2009 where he took the leadership role for the framework in the international CMS software organization. Under his leadership as the framework architect, CMS became the first LHC experiment to use a fully multi-threaded data processing framework. His computation research efforts are presently concentrated on pushing present and future data processing frameworks to better utilize the changing computational hardware.