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Christian Piller

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Finance, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University​
  • BS, Industrial Management, Purdue University


Christian is a co-founder and CCO of Pollen Technologies, Inc. where he is responsible for business development, fundraising, sales, and strategy. Christian brings 15+ years’ experience of supply chain execution, strategy, and digitalization from project44, Amazon, Grainger with roles of increasing responsibility.

Prior to Pollen, Christian was VP, Digitalization & Sustainability at project44 where he was responsible for research with consortiums and leading global universities and building Scope 3 emissions strategy. His research topics include lead time, sustainable transportation procurement, and supply chain resilience against disruptive events. Prior he was VP, Value Engineering where he helped customers understand their ROI and develop business cases. Prior to joining project44, he spent 4 years with Amazon in supply chain execution and optimization roles for Amazon Freight, WePay as a Product, and NA Inbound Transportation.

He is a lecturer at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and an instructor for the University of Tennessee’s Executive Education for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Christian is Purdue University’s Mitch E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business 2023 Young Alumni Award winner. He was previously VP of CSCMP Chicago Roundtable and involved with the United Nations Global Compact at the World Economic Forum. He has been quoted in several publications, including Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inbound Logistics, and SupplyChainBrain.

Christian earned his bachelor’s from Purdue University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Chicago.  ​​