Cristin Pacifico

Director, Venturing

Throughout my career, I’ve been an investor, an entrepreneur, and an operator. These experiences work in unison at TechNexus, where I lead venture investments and portfolio strategy alongside our enterprise partners. In my role, I’ve seen firsthand how capital fuels growth and collaboration between founders and corporations, and acts as a catalyst to drive innovation.


Prior to my time at TechNexus, I worked in various operating and investing roles. As an early employee at Home Chef, I worked on strategic finance initiatives, including the Kroger merger. I began my career at Robert W. Baird in investment banking, working with industrial enterprises similar to the corporations we partner with at TechNexus.


A proud Domer, I serve as Illinois Regional Director for the University of Notre Dame’s Young Alumni Board. I also serve on the board of JIFFI, a microlending non-profit I co-founded during my time in undergrad.


Outside of work, I love attending live comedy shows, exploring Italian cuisine, and taking walks on Lake Shore Drive – Chicago weather permitting!