Person Overview

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Primary:
CEO, Co-founder at Topix
Past:
Vice President, Marketing & Co-founder at Spoke Software, Director of Marketing at Netscape, See All (4)
Education:
University of California, San Diego
Born:
February, 1968

Description

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Chris Tolles is the CEO and co-founder of Topix. Prior to Topix, Chris co-founded and was the VP of Marketing at Spoke Software, an enterprise social networking startup.

Chris was one of the co-founders of NewHoo, which evolved into the Open Directory Project at dmoz.org afgter being acquired by Netscape. The Open Directory is the largest human edited directory of sites on the web. After getting acquired by Netscape, Chris ran marketing for Netscape Search and AOL Music.

Chris started his career at Sun Microsystems, where he spent eight years in a variety of sales, marketing and management positions, culminating in running marketing for the Network Security Products Group.

Chris has degrees in Computer Sceince and Economics from the University of California at San Diego, where he was awarded the Micahel Addison Award for best senior thesis and graduated as a Warren Scholar.

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Experience (5)

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    Sun Microsystems

    Group Marketing Manager
    1996 - Jan, 1998
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    NewHoo

    Vice President of Marketing & Co-founder
    1998 - Jan, 1998
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    Netscape

    Director of Marketing
    1998 - Jan, 2001
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    Spoke Software

    Vice President, Marketing & Co-founder
    2002 - Jan, 2004
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    Topix

    CEO, Co-founder
    Mar, 2004

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