Chris Gannett

Chief Strategy Officer, Encore Live
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Interested in launching and scaling entertainment, digital media and tech businesses with a focus on delivering brand, user and revenue growth. Chris grew up in CPG. Then joined a Silicon Alley martech startup. Spent four years on Wall Street after b-school. In 2006, he followed his passion into Media, Entertainment and Tech, and has been exploring where it can lead ever since. Through it all, he’s grown iconic global brands and propelled challengers, implemented re-branding strategies and successful corporate renewals, raised and invested capital, and galvanized teams focused on: • American Idol • So You Think You Can Dance • Muhammad Ali • Glenn Beck & TheBlaze • Elvis Presley & Graceland • Sony Music Entertainment • Citi • Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Woody Allen • Oreo • Dr Pepper and others. Now he’s helping Omnicom agency The Marketing Arm build future-proof capabilities and institutionalize its innovation successes. He’s also a venture partner, advisor, teacher, husband, parent and irrecoverable music addict. He believes in the power of community and try to do my part to inspire and connect people.