Chris Poole is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JAMS since 2006, and in this time has led the organization through an unprecedented period of growth. Prior to joining JAMS, Poole was CEO at Thomson Elite. Poole was COO of Elite Information Systems from 1995 to 1998, Chair and CEO of Elite Information Group from 1999 to 2003, and President and CEO of Thomson Elite from 2003 to 2006. Before joining Elite, Poole was Executive Director of Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. Poole was the recipient of the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University his M.B.A. in Computers and Marketing from UCLA in 1984.