Chris Knepper, General Director, Compassion International Board of Directors

Chris Knepper

General Director

Chris Knepper

Chris Knepper was born in Washington, DC, to a US Foreign Service Officer and was raised in a diplomatic family serving overseas. With wide-ranging international travel as a child, Chris developed a deep love for foreign travel, cultures and people. Graduating from Stanford University with a BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, he has over 30 years' experience in the IT industry. He began his career in Silicon Valley, including 10 years at Apple Computer and several hi-tech startups. He was one of the first employees at where he led all engineering for the startup that would become the largest online health insurance broker leading to a successful IPO.

In 2000, Chris moved his family to Paris, France, to work as an executive expat for Business Objects/SAP, and then moved his family back to Washington, DC, where he has served in a variety of executive roles. Chris currently works with a global systems integrator as an alliance executive.

Chris' board experience includes serving as an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Cruz and Trinity International Church of Paris, as well as a trustee of Ambleside School of Herndon, VA. He and his wife Susie have three adult children and they reside in McLean, VA, where they attend McLean Bible Church.