Christian Renaud is the CEO of, Mentor in Residence at StartupCity Des Moines, and is one of the principals of StartupIowa. Christian was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Palisade Systems, CEO of the Technology Intelligence Group, Vice President of Business Development for Windmill Networks, and Senior Manager of New Markets and Technologies, the long-term technology scouting group of Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley. In addition, Christian holds advisory and board positions with a number of technology startups nationally, European Commission projects, and the Technology Association of Iowa.