Ms. Wellens founded IWL in 1993 as a spinoff from the Interop Company, where she was the Director of Technology Marketing. In this capacity she provided leadership for the 5,000 node "InteropNet" as well as technology showcases. Prior to Interop Ms. Wellens held management positions in marketing and engineering for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), with specific responsibilities for networking and operating systems and the integration of third-party products to the Sun environment.
Chris was an instructor in Software Product Marketing at UC Berkeley Extension and Introduction to Unix and C Programming at UCLA Extension. Chris has served on the Board of Shakespeare Santa Cruz and YumaWorks. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.S. from the University of Southern California.