NEWS: Chris Wallace ’17 joins Olin Board of Trustees

May 23, 2024

The Olin Board of Trustees voted to appoint Chris Wallace ’17 as a young alumni trustee at the College’s May 2024 meeting. Wallace will serve a four-year term, beginning in October 2024.

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Chris Wallace ’17, young alumni joining Olin's Board of Trustees.

Wallace is a product manager at Upstart, helping to further the company's mission of expanding access to affordable credit. At Upstart, he works on improving their loan servicing experience. Wallace was previously focused on applying machine learning to fraud prevention and Upstart's go to market strategy. 

After graduating from Olin, Wallace moved to San Francisco to join Google's Associate Product Manager program. He worked on helping people discover new local places with Google Maps and manage their many streaming services with Google Play Movies.

“Attending Olin was the most positively transformative experience of my life. I'm thrilled to be able to deepen my connection with Olin and help ensure that for years to come students can have the same type of experience I had at Olin,” said Wallace. “As a relatively recent graduate, I look forward to bringing my perspective on what makes Olin graduates successful in industry after school, and on what makes Olin a transformative experience.”

Chris recently moved back to the Boston area with his wife, Stephanie. In his free time, you can find him cycling, skiing, trying new restaurants, and exploring the city.