Christopher Ryan has 30 years of business, marketing, technology, and senior management experience, and is a widely known expert in business startups and revenue acceleration. Chris has been a founder or key early team member in 13 startup companies, several of which have gone through multi-million dollar mergers or acquisitions. Chris is founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and Center for Business Training and was previously co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Saligent Software, Inc., a marketing automation software and services company. Chris has served in executive positions at companies ranging from startup to multi-billion.
Chris is known as an outstanding communicator and has presented keynote addresses and breakout sessions at numerous conferences on marketing and technology. For three years, Target Marketing magazine named Chris as one of the Top 100 U.S. Marketers. Chris has written five books and has been an instructor and lecturer at the College of Notre Dame, University of Colorado and Pikes Peak Community College. He also teaches business startup courses for SCORE and the SBA.