About Chris

DESIGN + PRODUCTS + ANALYTICS + CUSTOMERS + STRATEGY

Chris Skinner is a digital consultant who always seems to find himself at the forefront of digital innovation. During third year at Carleton University studying for a completely unrelated major, Chris would get a jump-start on a rewarding and unpredictable career that would make him a respected leader in digital and media. These are some of the highlights:

  • Head of digital at Bell Media for the flagship CTV.ca
  • VP, Digital at Anthem Sports & Entertainment
  • Several senior executive roles at St. Joseph Media (Toronto Life, FASHION, Canadian Family, Weddingbells and more)
  • Award-winning digital experiences for top Canadian programs such as The Amazing Race Canada, MasterChef Canada, The Juno Awards and Saving Hope
  • Conceived of, and created CTV Extend – the first online destination from a Canadian broadcaster for short-form web series and digital-only content
  • Led the design and development of one of the first travel and airline reservation software available as SaaS
  • Consulting for clients across several industries: travel, media, retail (e-commerce), arts, government and more
  • Winner of two Canadian Screen Awards and three Canadian Online Publishing Awards
  • Panelist at the Banff World Media Festival and Strategic Partners
  • Judge for Canadian Online Publishing Awards
  • Spearheaded the “7-platform digital strategy” for FNTSY Sports Network and Fight Network: distribution across digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, desktop, iOS and Android
  • Design, development and strategy of 20-Minute Supper Club, the first social network for foodies
  • Hands-on design and UX for countless websites and apps
  • A spreadsheet addict, champion of data-first decision making and workflows in every stop he has made
  • Coached and mentored some amazing staff into leadership positions of their own
  • Manager of technology staff for over 15 years, installing agile workflows and minimum-viable-product (MVP) philosophies to get products out to market faster

Part senior executive, part designer and UX expert, part data nerd, part content guy, part history buff and part… what comes next? Unable to sit still, Chris never passes up an opportunity to learn something new.

Family, digital, music, media, history, football (in no partcular order after the first one). Chris lives in Toronto with his wife and two boys.