HighBar follows a disciplined and consistent approach with respect to supporting and guiding the operations of its portfolio companies.

Chris Kitching
Operating Partner

Chris Kitching joined HighBar Partners from Sound United and its holding company DEI Holdings, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to DEI, Mr. Kitching was Chief Financial Officer of ClariPhy Communications, Inc., a communications integrated circuit company based in Irvine, CA.

Mr. Kitching has also worked in the venture capital industry and served on many boards of portfolio companies in the information technology space. He began his career as an integrated circuit design engineer and developed products for Ethernet and power management applications.

Mr. Kitching holds both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.