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Chris Smith

Consultant

Biography

Chris Smith founded TheCoTeam in 2020 to Coach | Consult | Collaborate with businesses to help solve problems, achieve operational excellence, and optimize profit. The COVID Story (See below) shows how TheCoTeam began!

Professional Experience:
With 20 years of industry specific, domain expertise, Chris has held positions at technology integration firms (Advanced Audio + Cloud9 Smart) and manufacturers (Bowers & Wilkins + McIntosh Labs). Core competencies include: B2B (10yrs), B2C (10yrs), growing/managing teams (+30), growing/managing revenues ($40M), marketing, branding, and business development.

Titles Held:
Founder, CEO, COO, VP Business Development, Director, Regional Sales Manager, Project Manager, Programmer.

Non-Profit Activity:
Chris is a Board Member of the non-profit NADAP which annually assists 35,000 New Yorkers with health care, employment, housing, and treatment for substance abuse.

To Stay Healthy:
A distance runner, he participates in more than a dozen races each year. Typically, an annual series includes a marathon, three half-marathons, an 18mi/12mi/10mi series, and assorted 10k’s and 5k’s.

Personal:
Born and raised in Southern California, Chris grew up in Hermosa Beach and Santa Barbara. After spending a decade in Boston, Chris now lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Catharine, and furry sidekick, Cooper.

COVID Story:
Chris and his girlfriend moved in together on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14, 2020). Within six weeks COVID hit NYC and was time to escape. On March 28th they loaded the car, dog in the backseat, and drove 2000mi in two days to Aspen, CO. After working remotely for 2mo (April & May) they rented a 20’ camper van and embarked on a 28-day, 6500mi road trip that went through the Rockies, up the Pacific Coast, over to Montana, and finally the Dakotas. After a week of non-van-life-recovery in Aspen they returned to NYC. That journey, and working remotely, were the sparks that began TheCoTeam.