Chris Gannett is the Founder and President of Gannett.Partners, a premier Evidence-Based Performance Platform offering integrated Executive Coaching, Operating Advisory, and Capital solutions to entrepreneurs, investors, and enterprises. As President and Head Coach, Chris leads Gannett.Partners in its mission to Elevate Human Potential™ through integration of coaching science, operating excellence, and strategic investment to catalyze positive change. With successful engagements across a range of clients including publicly traded incumbents like Microsoft, Gartner and WWE, and private challengers like Hunt Club, Zirtue and MediaMath, Gannett.Partners has proven that outperformance begins with a proactive approach to the focus, resilience and wellbeing of leaders and employees.
Chris has been helping businesses and brands transform and grow for over 25 years as a company operator, investor and board member. Widely known as a CMO of "American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance," Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Sony Music, and Creator / Writer / Executive Producer of Microsoft's "ChangeMakers" series, his work has contributed to 5 Emmys, 3 Guinness Records, 2 Magic Quadrant Leaders, SXSW "Startup of the Year" runner up, and Sony's CEO Award for Global Entrepreneurial Achievement.
Gannett.Partners also focuses on minority investments in growing media, tech, and consumer ventures alongside leading entrepreneurs, investors and sports & entertainment talent. Recent exits include Classy (acquired by GoFundMe) and Thuzio (acquired by Triller).
Chris earned a BS from The University of Kansas, MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and certification from the Executive Coaching Institute at Berkeley Haas. He is Leadership Circle Profile certified, a member of the McLean Institute of Coaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and a visitor at Washington University in St. Louis and SMU.
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