CEO, Market Compass
A driven and creative marketing professional and business author, Chris possesses in-depth global sales and marketing experience Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Avnet Technologies, Covidien, and TerumoBCT. He also has consulted and worked with numerous startups and small businesses including Kickfurther, Thoughts on Time, EvolveLab, Zometool, Northgroup Software, Bhakti Chai, Organic Dish, Ascent CC, Naropa University, and Cool Energy Solar.
Throughout his career, Chris has been responsible for developing marketing and business strategies that have generated rapid, double-digit financial growth and success. His experience includes developing marketing and business plans, product roadmaps, and go-to-market plans that have helped companies effectively launch, market, and grow new products. Additionally, Chris has extensive experience in developing and executing product value propositions, positioning and key messaging strategies and tactics while driving the development of dynamic sales and marketing assets spanning from sales presentations and brochures to innovative web, mobile-based, and interactive sales tools.
Chris has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where he was a Leeds Fellow Award winner and a finalist in the 2009 MBA Business Plan Competition. Chris has also an undergraduate degree in Business Finance from the University of Colorado – Boulder, where he was named the Most Outstanding Student Voice (campus-wide).