Chris Pinel is a results-driven, senior business executive with 15+ years of experience in the advertising industry. His broad background includes leadership positions in strategic marketing, media, and sales management. He has held key roles at leading agencies such as Carat, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and OMD, overseeing multi-million dollar digital partnerships of notable brands such as Burger King, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, and Visa. This rich digital foundation and understanding of media has enabled Chris to excel as a senior sales leader with disruptive technology companies Amazon and most recently Pandora.
Chris joined New York-based Kargo in 2015 and is responsible for leading + expanding West Coast sales and operations. With his leadership + vision, the West Coast has blossomed into an award winning institution with exponential year over year sales growth, attracted top tier talent to scale operations, and strategically solidified Kargo as the dominant mobile leader across the region.
With an established reputation for thought leadership, a commitment to strategic excellence and mentorship throughout his career, Chris has been sought after as a guest lecturer at major Southern California universities, participated in industry specific panels, events, and workshops. He is an avid international traveler, curious technologist, automotive enthusiast, and supporter of the creative/musical arts.