Christian is the Founder, CEO, and CTO of Gradient (gradient.tech). Previously, he was Founder/CEO of Kendall Research Systems, a neural interface company (acquired by Kernel.co in 2017), and member of the founding team at Misfit, Inc. (acquired by Fossil; Google in 2015). Wentz received the inaugural Forbes’s 30 Under 30 award in Science & Innovation and was awarded a Hertz Foundation Myhrvold Family Fellowship to pursue a PhD at MIT. He earned an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science under Profs. Ed Boyden and Rahul Sarpeshkar, and an S.B. in Electrical Science and Engineering, both from MIT.