Chris Dusa

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Austin, Texas, US

Hands-on investor. Builder of businesses. Great teammate
Chris's Skills
Recruiting
Operations
Public Relations
Growth
Sales
Business Development
Strategy
Fundraising
Marketing
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

36-55

About Chris

I am an entrepreneur with a storied history of innovation and start-up success, transforming new-stage businesses into world-class operations. My leadership career spans more than 12 years, and I excel at innovation, business development, and large team management. I have chartered ground-up operational architectures, cultivated and secured high-net-worth investors, formed and launched go-to-market strategies, developed end-to-end branding, messaging, and customer experience touchpoints, attracted key hires and mentored and retained talent needed to take a near-bankrupt firm operating in the red to substantial revenues annually.

My successful track record includes formulating enterprise level sales initiatives, expansion programs and cultivating extensive channel partnerships to increase awareness, brand respect and financial viability. I currently serve on the board of directors of a service related company and am active in multiple growth and development company initiatives including mergers & acquisition strategy and fund raising.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, I studied neuropsychology before going on to program study in finance at the University of California San Diego. Prior to entering the business world, I spent more than 10 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic/Rescue Swimmer in northern California. I am an avid traveler and outdoorsman and now live in Austin, Texas with my wife Jessica.

● NOTABLE STRENGTHS ●

◎ New Market Penetration/Growth ◎ Best-in-Class Client Service ◎ Million-Dollar P&Ls
◎ Competitive Intelligence ◎ Targeted Planning & Forecasting ◎ Vision Setting/Development
◎ Trend Awareness/Efficacy ◎ Technical Cohesion/Innovation ◎ Stakeholder Coaching/Influence
◎ ROI/Revenue/Morale Uplifts ◎ Data-Driven Decision-Making ◎ Cross-Functional Collaborations
◎ Executive Brand Ambassador ◎ Intercultural Communications ◎ Digital Process Excellence

Quote

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success" - Henry David Thoreau

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

Psychology - Neuroscience

1992 - 1997