Chris Shumway has invested in, advised and built growth businesses for more than 20 years. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Shumway Capital, Mr. Shumway grew the firm from $70 million of assets under management to over $8 billion before deciding to focus on long-term investing for the firm’s Partners. Shumway Capital was recognized multiple times by Barron’s as a top industry performer.
Mr. Shumway invests the firm’s permanent capital base in a wide range of long-term, growth businesses through private investments, seed investments, venture capital and public investments. He provided seed capital to start-up investment managers that now manage billions in assets. He has also helped several early stage operating businesses with long-term growth prospects by providing capital and strategic advice.
Prior to founding Shumway Capital, Mr. Shumway joined Tiger Management directly out of Harvard Business School and was named a Senior Managing Director and Management Committee member at age 30. During his tenure, Tiger grew from approximately $2 billion in assets under management to over $20 billion.
Mr. Shumway received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the boards of the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation (University of Virginia), the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCan), the Stamford School for Excellence and The Shumway Foundation. He also serves as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, teaching global investing.
Mr. Shumway is a long-time supporter of and advocate for a range of charitable causes. As a strong proponent of education reform, he established The Shumway Foundation with the primary goal of helping to break the cycle of poverty through better opportunities in public education. The Shumway Foundation also actively supports other results-based charitable organizations.