During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III presented a Certificate of Honor to Christopher Morace (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’92). The Certificate of Honor was established to honor an alumnus who has made significant contributions to Active Chapters and is granted by the sole discretion of the Knight Commander.
Chris Morace was initiated in 1992 at the Alpha Pi Chapter at Stanford University where he served as both the Number V and Number I. While at Stanford he studied Biological Sciences and Honors Humanities and aspired to a career in medicine. Ultimately, during the height of the technology bubble, he joined one of his KA brothers who had founded the startup, Kintana, where he ran products, R&D, and services. After the successful acquisition of Kintana by Mercury Interactive he went on to join the executive team of Jive Software. While at Jive he led the company’s billion dollar IPO in 2011 and published the New York Times best-selling book, Transform, which became a blueprint for enterprises embracing a digital strategy. In 2015, he and another KA founded Overlay, and is now focused on reimagining what is possible in the water services space using advanced technology. Chris serves as the alumnus advisor to Alpha Pi as well as the president of Cardinal Oak, the non-profit created by Alpha Pi alumni to enable the flourishing of the chapter at Stanford during these times of unprecedented change—this effort and alumni engagement allowed the chapter to rebuild from 2 members to 70 through career advising and mentorship from alumni. He is an avid lover of nature and lives with his wife and two children in Portola Valley. I’m proud to present you with the Order’s Certificate of Honor.