Chris is currently the CTO at LocalStack which collects all the social media data on every business in the United States. He has lead the team to produce the the social data business which is core to the company. Under his management the technology team created an advertising product which increased the LocalStack revenue by 50% and a Facebook ad platform used by their Small Business customers. Previously he was the CTO at StockTwits, the leading social financial platform for sharing ideas. He has been responsible for the technology and innovation that has made StockTwits one of Times '50 Best Websites' and “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany. Chris lead the development team in creating one of the best financial APIs for the social web and constantly innovating to to create big financial data available to a multitude of fintech sites and users.
Prior to StockTwits, Chris was the CTO and co-founder of Genevate, a highly successful web-applications firm that built Ruby on Rails-based platforms for companies all over the world, including the first StockTwits website.
Chris is an advisor and mentor to many companies in San Diego and beyond including Email Co-Pilot, TrackTrain, and Unocerous. He also worked in Silicon Valley after graduation from Cogswell College for Cisco Systems, and for startups like GetMedia and OpenGrid.
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