- BS in Finance with accounting concentration - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Former CFO of SingleHop, Crain's third fastest-growing company in Chicago in 2013
- Former CFO of Rewards Network, a publicly-traded business he helped take private in 2010
Chris Locke is HelloWorld's CFO and COO. He joined HelloWorld in 2013 and leads all finance, accounting, treasury, project management, delivery, and purchasing operations. He has held CFO, COO, CIO and strategic planning positions at startups, as well as privately held corporations. Prior to joining the company, Chris was Chief Financial Officer at SingleHop, an 'infrastructure as a service' business rapidly expanding into new sales channels. Chris is based in our Chicago office.
Learn more about Chris:
Q. What do you do at HelloWorld?
As CFO and COO, I oversee the teams that scope, manage, deliver and provide customer support to over 2,000 unique marketing solution projects annually to the world's best brands. I'm responsible for all integrated operations, enabling a critical 360-degree view of our business.
Q. What was your very first job?
I mowed lawns and delivered papers, but my favorite job as a kid was as a caddy at Oak Park Country Club. I have caddied for Alice Cooper, Joe Pesci and Michael Jordan, among others.
Q. Where did you go to school?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Illinois with a concentration in Accounting (I'm a CPA). As far as fun college experiences? I'm thankful most of my shenanigans happened before social media.
Q. Tell us about one of your biggest accomplishments.
I dropped 60+ pounds using P90X in 2010. I'm still very focused on a healthy lifestyle.
Q. What is the most unique experience you've ever had?
I got a chance to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. It was an unforgettable experience.