Chris leads IHG Global Technology Business Management with responsibility for global technology strategy, financial planning & investment management, technology supplier performance management, delivery excellence & transformation, change management and communications. Additionally, he serves as Global CIO Chief of Staff responsible for assisting, guiding and mentoring executive and management staff, organizational & role development, and driving a high-performance culture as a direct extension of IHG’s Global CIO.
Before joining IHG, Chris was Group Head of Technology & Innovation and CITO Chief of Staff for Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He was responsible for the global leadership of all technology enabling capabilities across the Group including Program Management Office, Innovation Design and Change, Supplier Performance Management and TBM Offices, Governance and Performance Management, Financial Planning, Strategic Projects and Communications. He also held Chief of Staff responsibilities for EAG’s Chief Information and Technology Officer.
Prior to EAG, Chris led the formation of Taleris (a joint venture company between GE and Accenture) and served as Corporate Officer and Vice President, responsible for all global commercial and technology solution architecture activities. He previously co-founded and served as Managing Partner for Transform, an Atlanta-based CXO-level business transformation and technology integration services provider for global clients. Earlier in his career, Chris held roles of increasing responsibility at GE and Motorola across digitization, acquisition integration, program and project management, strategic programs, global business planning and competitive intelligence.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from Emory University’s Roberto C. Goizueta Business School. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Change Acceleration Process Facilitator, holds additional certifications in program management and software delivery methods, and has attended executive development programs at both GE and Accenture.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and has actively participated in both the Goizueta Business School and Oxford College mentor programs as an Alumni Mentor since 2004. He is also a past Member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s (MACOC) Board of Advisors, MACOC’s Technology Marketing Council and Venture Atlanta.