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Venture Mechanics Mentor

Chris Silva

Strategic Leader | Stanford GSB LEADer | HBR Advisor

Chris Silva has spent his career building winning strategies for businesses that are pre-seed all the way to fortune 500 enterprises. He believes that to get the best results that you need to start with the customer and work backwards. Chris stands out as a highly accomplished growth strategy leader with over 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and strategy. His journey in the world of early stage startups and established companies alike has been marked by an unyielding commitment to customer research, strategic planning, team building, and results-oriented leadership. Chris’s expertise lies in his ability to seamlessly blend critical thinking with an expert understanding of market dynamics, making him an invaluable asset in high-volume, fast-paced environments. His tenure at notable companies such as Peloton Interactive, Amazon, Airspace, and McClatchy shows his commitment to driving growth and enhancing customer engagement through data-driven strategies. Chris's unique approach centers on utilizing data not just as a metric, but as a tool to forge stronger customer relationships, improve team dynamics, and uncover hidden efficiencies.

Beyond his impressive professional achievements, Chris is highly regarded for his authentic leadership style and commitment to diversity advocacy, particularly in supporting neurodiversity and under-served populations. As a mentor, Chris is deeply invested in nurturing the next generation of leaders, emphasizing the importance of constant learning, emotional intelligence, and customer advocacy. His role as founder at The Control Lab, coupled with his impactful stints at pre-seed startups like Liquid Gold Concept and at established post-IPO ventures like eHealth, highlights his versatility and adaptability in various sectors. Chris Silva is not just a leader but a creative visionary, whose influence extends far beyond the immediate scope of his work, inspiring growth and innovation in every venture he touches.

Mentor Interests:
Growth Strategy, Strategic Planning, Brand Marketing, Performance Marketing, Product Marketing, Systems automation, Customer, Insights, Data Driven Decision Making, First Principles Thinking, Team Building, Team Leadership

Some of our mentors hold office hours and are available to book meetings with for members of our incubator program. If you are interested in scheduling time with our mentorship team, please use the Archie app. Apply to be a member of our incubator program to get started.

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