CEO/Director General, Tessell Marketing

For more than 25 year, Chris has been providing integrated strategies and leading the development of world-class solutions for over 50 Fortune 100 companies in the U.S, Europe and Latin America.

In 2011 he founded Tessell Marketing, a full-service Marketing agency with headquarters in Boulder, CO and offices in Miami, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Before founding Tessell, as CEO, he led OgilvyOne, Ogilvy Interactive and Neo@Ogilvy Mexico where he obtained a level of local and international awards never before seen in Ogilvy Mexico. While at Ogilvy he served over 20 international and local clients, including: American Express, Nestle, Nubrenza (UCB), Metlife, Axtel, Motorola, Gandhi, IBM, Lenovo, UPS, among others. Before joining Ogilvy, as President, he led the turnaround of one of the largest independent interactive agencies in Latin America: Latin 3. While there he served many clients in the Latin American and the U.S. Hispanic markets, including; Google, DELL, Pepsi, Reebok, Lexicon Marketing, Visa, Nextel, Terra, Cisco, Disney, Sony, Discovery, Taca Airlines, SAP and General Mills. Previously, Chris was Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Services at Publicis-Modem in San Francisco, where he led client relationships and developed the strategic direction of several brands, including Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Intel, Schwab, Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal.

Chris has an MBA from Northeastern University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.