Krist is open to advisory work that serves decision makers including entrepreneurs, early stage CEO’s, VC’s, business owners, and non-profit leaders.
In 1982, Founded Redwood Capital Corporation, a family owned business
In 1989, Co-Founded Denali Education Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit fka Denali Foundation
In 2003, Founded San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
In 2013, launched this informational website
In the words of a mentor, “more of a sparker or igniter than a burner.” From other mentors: “Direct and directed,” “Incisive and penetrating business acumen,” and “Values-driven.”
Curious and able to connect faint or invisible dots to find the less obvious. Collaborative, analytical, persistent, ethical, & loyal. Risk tolerant, achievement oriented. Is or was President, Director, CEO, Executive Director, husband, volunteer, friend, teammate, fresh air lover, voter and more.
Born and raised in Ohio, starting in elementary school he was intrigued with the ocean. First saw saltwater at age 18 and the ocean at age 22, it has become a theme in his life. Served as a US Navy line officer, founded and volunteered several man-years to the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, is an avid open water swimmer in San Francisco Bay, where he has logged over 3000 miles.
MBA and M.S. from Stanford in 1973, resident of San Francisco since then. Princeton B.S.E.