Chris Stix made his mark as a research analyst, covering data networking, telecommunications equipment and internet infrastructure industries for Morgan Stanley and SG Cowen. At one point he was considered the nation’s top-rated analyst in data networking. He is also the former president and founder of a venture-backed transaction processing and credit scoring company, RentGrow. Stix is currently an active board member of the Joslin Diabetes Center, the nation’s leading research and treatment center for diabetes. He recently founded a new organization, “Appreciating Nature,” which helps families to develop a deeper appreciation of the natural world.