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Krannert Executive Forum - Chris Hartley

Chris Hartley

Chris Hartley

Chief Revenue Officer - Digital

Chris Hartley graduated from Krannert in 2006 with a BS degree in Industrial Management with minors in Industrial Engineering and Finance.  Chris played basketball from 2002-2007.  Having been redshirted in his first year, he played for both Gene Keady and Matt Painter.

He is a sales, strategy and product leader who either builds or rebuilds revenue businesses from zero to $500M+ across advertising, commercial aviation, media, retail, services and tech industries.  With a wide range of work background from eBay, Panasonic, Accenture, he has deep corporate and start-up experience.

Currently, the CRO of Ink, a travel media company.  He personally builds the digital footprint of the business in airplanes, airports, hotels, ride share vehicles and so on, scaling both ad tech and premium content into these environments.  Then the ads are sold with humans or programmatic technology.

He also owns a consulting business, specifically building/selling advertising identity platforms and additionally a data marketplace solution via Google.  He currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California.