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Chris Carruth

Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

President, Critical Strike Entertainment, Inc. and CEO, Convergence Foods, L.P..

President, Critical Strike Entertainment, Inc. and CEO, Convergence Foods, L.P..

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Involved In

Advisor

Critical Strike Entertainment
Active Video Networks
ABI Research
Nextgentv

Side Projects

AI concepts for online video gam

Positions

Enterprise Sales Executive IntelliMagic May 2016 - September 2016
Managing Member StreamDig January 2015 - present
Consultant Cox Communications July 2015 - October 2015
Board of Directors / Consulting COO / President Critical Strike Entertainment July 2012 - December 2014
Business Development Consultant NxtGenTV January 2009 - May 2009
Contract Analyst ABI Research January 2008 - March 2009
Contract Analyst Pike Research January 2003 - March 2009
Business Development Consultant ActiveVideo Networks March 2008 - December 2008
Sr. Mgr, Business Development, Multimedia Alcatel-Lucent March 2007 - January 2008
Sr. Manager, Business Development, Professional Services Fixed Solutions Division, Alcatel IPTV May 2005 - March 2007
Regional Manager, Business Development National Semiconductor October 2000 - July 2002
Various Strategy/Marketing/Operations Roles Alcatel / GTE / Contel May 1983 - October 2000

Education

Drury University Business 1986 - 1988
University of Missouri-Columbia Marketing 1975 - 1979

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • HR
  • • Talent acquisition
  • • Business planning
  • • Marketing and sales
  • • Product design and development
  • • Finances and operations
  • • Strategy & Operations
  • • Business Consulting
  • • Business and product development
  • • Online business strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Video
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Hardware
  • • Commerce
  • • Smart Home
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Strategy • Financial Modeling • Product Development • Startup Operations • Telecommunications • Partnership Development • voice of customers

Key Accomplishments

The Mikey of the fuzzy front end, I often seek projects that are surrounded by the gray haze of uncertainty that often hides true opportunity. Framing startups, identifying/building partnerships, developing markets, devising strategies, extending product life cycles through new markets and more. That's my..well, you know.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Depends on project.

As an Advisor

As an advisor I like to work with those that are on one hand incredibly passionate about their vision but anchored in reality as to the difference between having a vision and making a profit. My natural bent is to be analytical in terms of product, markets and business models and how to use this to support the founder's objectives for his startup. I have worked remotely in many cases but also understand the need for face-to-face interaction to expedite processes, build relationships and create company culture.

This approach of being adaptable but grounded in rationality gives clients the edge they need to compete in what is certainly a very competitive business environment.

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Ray Wilczynski
We worked together  •  Senior Partner, Stratcom LLC. Previously Sr. Product Manager, SunGard Availability Services.
Chris is very knowledgeable in all facets of a startup as well as understanding what is needed to take it to the next step.
Michael Taylor
We worked together  •  EVP - Corporate Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Previously SVP Business Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Emory grad.
Chris is creative, smart and willing to go the last mile...

Ray Wilczynski
We worked together  •  Senior Partner, Stratcom LLC. Previously Sr. Product Manager, SunGard Availability Services.
Ray is always thinking beyond what is apparent, putting the fuzzy pieces together to see where opportunities (and challenges) exist...follow ... ed by how to overcome. Great guy, professional on all levels.