Kris Chettayar has worked as an executive and consultant for some of the largest Fortune 1000 companies in the world. His work has helped companies generate billions of dollars in revenue, annually.
Chettayar started his career as a consultant for a large information services company and was soon after tasked to innovate a new business that could help the company breakthrough the single-digit growth-rate ceiling they faced. In just under three years he built a $120M business that today generates well over $300M in revenue, annually. He would go on to repeat similar successes at companies such as General Electric, Dun & Bradstreet, Information Resources, Inc., Acxiom, Catalina Marketing, TransUnion, Neustar, and Experian.
His work has helped both the public and private sector. In the public sector, his work has been used by United States intelligence agencies to identify threats to the country. In the private sector, he has helped companies analyze market opportunities, innovate new products, target marketing programs, and manage organizational risk. He's considered an expert in the domain of identity, data, marketing, risk, and analytical services, serving industry verticals such as CPG, financial services, information services, media, restaurant, retail, software, telecom, travel, and many others.
Chettayar's executive-functional experience includes corporate strategy, product innovation, operations and delivery, organizational change, and sales and marketing. He has personally trained thousands of product, sales, and service associates on how to innovate and engage customers that have resulted in double-digit growth and improved client satisfaction. He has also conducted myriad market research studies on behalf of Fortune 1000 clients who need to understand the "why" behind the "buy."
Chettayar earned a Master’s degree in Management and Engineering and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Data Science from Northwestern University. He completed his undergraduate work in marketing, at California State University, Fullerton, and he completed executive education in general management and technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Chettayar is a first generation American, born to parents of Italian, German, Jewish, and Indian decent. A proud American, he consider's himself politically Independent but he is a fierce supporter of the U.S. Constitution and American values of hard work and service. He loves to go white water river rafting, and has taken the leap to sky dive once. He enjoy's cooking, travel, and music. Born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA, he now calls Chicago, IL home where he lives with his family.