Chief Product Officer
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2017
Chris graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx NY with a dual concentration and B.S. degree in Finance and Marketing. Immediately after college Chris joined AT&T Bell Lab’s and obtained his Master of Business Administration degree in International Business from Manhattan College in the Bronx NY.
Chris joined Premier Farnell in July of 2014 as the Chief Product Officer. He is responsible for the company’s global product range, supplier relationships, and pricing. Chris also serves on the companies Executive Leadership Council.
Prior to joining Premier Farnell, Chris spent 5 years as the Sr. Vice President & Chief Operating Office for Crescent Electric Supply Company one of the largest electrical wholesalers in North America, Chris was responsible for the company $1bil P&L well as all Marketing, Sales, and Branch Operations.
Prior to joining Crescent, Chris spent 14 year at Arrow Electronics in various management position including the following: Vice President Embedded Computing and Memory, Chris was responsible for driving profitable growth in the Embedded Computing and Memory business through strategy development and tactical execution.
Vice President Supplier Management and Product Management, Arrow Asia Pacific. Chris was located in Hong Kong China. Chris spent four years in Asia and was responsible for the Supplier management and Supply Chain for the entire Asia region.
As VP of North American supplier marketing and management initiatives, Chris’ team was responsible for setting and implementing growth and profitability strategies and programs. The Supplier Marketing team is responsible for bringing specific supplier technologies and products to market through Arrow’s selling organization.
Prior to leading the marketing team Chris lead Arrow’s Voice of the Customer (VoC) and Voice of the Supplier (VoS) programs, Business Continuity Planning, and Resource and Project Monitoring (RPM) at Arrow Electronics. He was a core member of the Global CPI council to ensure integration and alignment of these activities with Arrow’s global CPI efforts.
Before joining Arrow, Chris was Area Sales Manager for AT&T Communications.