Tristan is currently a Director of Metaboards Limited, a spin-out from the University of Oxford.

Prior to this Tristan worked on a range of consultancy and interim management projects as a director of Lintel Consulting Ltd.

Following his PhD Tristan joined Transentia Ltd, a strategic consultancy specializing in the commercialization of early-stage technology, in 2008. From 2010 Tristan worked as a strategy consultant for boutique firm Corporate Value Associates, based at CVA London.