Chris Torti joined Blue Delta as a Venture Fellow in late 2020, bringing over 30 years of experience leading growth companies in the Government Services, Commercial, and Philanthropic arenas. He has a proven record of delivering results to shareholders, employees, customers and the community.
Chris began his career at Stanley Associates, when it was a very small government contractor. He played an integral role in the firm’s growth from $5 million in revenue and 50 employees to nearly $1 billion and roster of 5,000 employees, including an IPO and then the eventual sale to CGI for $1.2 billion. Chris held both operational and corporate roles during his tenure at Stanley, including starting and running many of the corporate functions (e.g. M&A, Contracts, Program Control, Legal, Pricing, Purchasing, and Subcontracts) as well as running a couple hundred million dollar division as its Senior VP.
From Stanley, Chris was recruited to join Jorge Scientific Corporation, where he led its transition to a Washington Technology Top 100 company, served as CEO, President and member of the Board of Directors, and grew Jorge from $50M to over $300M in revenue and eventually sold the company to a private equity firm.
After Jorge, Chris founded Cognito Road, a data collection and analytics company focused on enhanced targeting and lead generation in the commercial sector. Cognito was acquired by Defenders and Chris was asked to join the Board of Directors of Defenders. After a number of years of explosive growth, Defenders was acquired by ADT (an Apollo Global-backed portfolio company) for almost $400 million.
In addition to his time with Blue Delta, Chris is or has been on a number of non-profit and private company boards, including Youth With A Mission, Super Service Challenge, TrueU, and NT Concepts.
Chris holds a B.S. from Clemson University in business administration and a Master’s in government contract management from the University of Virginia.