Chip Skowron M.D., Ph.D., is a husband and father, consultant and investor, but he describes himself first as a child of God. He and his best friend Biggs Burke are the co-founders of NCS Inside, NCS’s outreach to prisoners.
While Chip’s passion is prison ministry and criminal justice reform, he and Biggs have also created a number of business partnerships that range from healthcare to fashion and entertainment. Notable business endeavors include the NASDAQ listing of Constellation Alpha and acquisition of Medall Healthcare Pvt Ltd, creation of the apparel brand Fourth of November and partnership with One Jeans Group, and a licensing deal with Havas Health and You for their business InTouchMD.
Chip was born and raised in Cocoa, FL. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and went on to complete his Medical Degree and PhD in Cell Biology at Yale. After 3 years of orthopedic residency at Harvard, he chose to leave clinical medicine and pursue a new career on Wall Street. His background in medicine and training in renowned hedge funds opened the door for him to build the FrontPoint Healthcare investment team which launched their first fund in 2003. By 2005, Chip and his partners were managing in excess of one billion dollars and on their way to establishing a world leading asset management business. He and his partners sold FrontPoint to Morgan Stanley and during the financial crisis, became notable for being one of the few firms that successfully navigated the storm.
At the end of 2010, it was revealed that Chip was the focus of a criminal insider trading investigation and his investment career at FrontPoint ended. In 2011, Chip was sentenced to serve 5 years in Federal Prison for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and obstruction of justice. Prison was the best education Chip ever received, and Jesus moved into the center of Chip’s life. It was there that God saw fit to bring him together with Biggs Burke – who quickly became his best friend. Through his time inside, the Lord broke Chip’s heart and he had a vision for NCS chapters inside. He was released from prison in May 2015. The process of coming home has been the biggest challenge of his life. Chip and Biggs hope that NCS-Inside will build connections between the men of NCS and our brothers on the “Inside.”
Chip lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife and four children.