Chris Tolles

CEO and Co-Founder, Yard Stick PBC

Chris Tolles, CEO and co-founder of Yard Stick PBC, is a Boston-based entrepreneur focused on science commercialization in service of the climate change crisis. Prior to Yard Stick he was CEO and co-founder of Sundaily, an ingestible sun protection product company which he sold to Grove Collaborative in 2020. Previous to his founding roles, Chris worked with HBS Professor Clay Christensen, creator of the theory of disruptive innovation, at Clay’s firm Innosight, focused on entrepreneurial innovation efforts at large corporate clients including Bose, Biogen, and Eli Lilly. Before Innosight, Chris worked in various emerging market-focused impact roles in Switzerland, Norway, Liberia, Honduras, and Hong Kong. Chris holds an MBA from Boston University and a BFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He’s proudly from the great state of New Jersey.