Chris Strausz-Clark
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Strausz-Clark


Chris is the founder of 3Si and leads the firm’s research, data systems, and evaluation practices. He helps clients make data-driven decisions to improve lives and communities.

Chris has over 25 years of professional experience analyzing data and improving performance for large-scale program and business investments. Chris has worked with a wide array of national partners, including the National Institute of Early Education Research, Early Childhood DataWorks at the University of Pennsylvania, thread Alaska, the City of Chicago, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Under Chris’s leadership, 3Si has also supported many local and regional initiatives, including the implementation of a statewide early learning quality rating improvement system and the initiation of a new Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability for the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

Prior to founding 3Si, Chris led financial planning and analysis for the Gates Foundation in K-12 education, early learning, and global development, and led $100 million in technology grants to Eastern Europe and Southeast Asian governments. Chris has also worked as an equity analyst in Boston, and in corporate business planning, finance, and marketing positions in Paris, Johannesburg, and New York City.

Chris holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a Master of Public Policy from Duke University; and a BA from Davidson College.