Partner and CEO
Chris is the founding partner and CEO of Ciesco. He has over 25 years’ experience in the digital, media, marketing and technology sectors and has lived and worked in London, New York and Brussels. A true global business leader with a clear vision for transformation, business strategy, talent development and operational excellence having held numerous board level positions across the globe.
Chris has a history of building strong relationships and working with CEO’s, boards and management of private and listed companies to deliver results-oriented cohesive teams and shareholder value. He has unique deal making experience having had practical exposure to all aspects of M&A, divestments and capital raises as both industry practitioner and also as an M&A advisor. Chris now acts as trusted advisor to Ciesco clients around the World delivering sound strategic advice and robust business strategies.
Prior to founding Ciesco, Chris held senior executive positions within the industry. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Europe, Middle East & Africa for McCann WorldGroup, the world’s largest marketing communications company, and also as their Global Head of M&A.
Prior to joining McCann WorldGroup, Chris was based in New York and managed the North American Operations of Initiative Media, then the largest global media agency network.
Chris has spent his career managing businesses across all continents having held board level positions in numerous countries including managing the International Operations of Foote Cone & Belding (FCB) and of the global independent, Bozell Worldwide.
Chris has experience with some of the World’s leading global brands across several verticals including the global businesses of auto groups DaimlerChrysler and General Motors to the technology giants, Samsung and Microsoft.