Chris Pinel is a results-driven, senior business executive with 15 years of experience in the advertising industry. His broad background includes leadership positions in strategic marketing, media, and sales management. He has held roles at leading agencies such as Carat, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and OMD, overseeing multi-million dollar digital partnerships of notable brands such as Burger King, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, and Visa. This rich digital foundation and understanding of media has enabled Chris to excel as a senior sales leader with disruptive technology companies Amazon.com, and most recently Pandora. Chris joined New York-based KARGO in 2015, one of Business Insider’s “Hottest Pre-IPO Ad Tech Startups,” and is responsible for leading + expanding West Coast sales operations. With an established reputation for thought leadership and mentorship throughout his career, Chris has been sought after as a guest lecturer at major Southern California universities, and participated in industry specific panels and workshops.