Chris brings to Craft Catalyst almost 20 years in marketing, commercialization and business development in consumer products, as well as media and technology. In this role, Chris’s first engagement was as Acting Chief Marketing Officer and a Director for Craft Catalyst partner Kill Cliff, stewarding the brand from under $1mm to almost $10mm in sales and hundreds of thousands in social media followers over the span of approximately 24 months.
Previously, Olivier was Chief Marketing Officer for Capsalus Corp., a public holding company with a portfolio of investments in the consumer health and wellness arena, including White Hat Brands, makers of a diabetes-friendly beverage brand he co-founded and subsequently sold. Chris began his food & beverage career at In Zone Brands where he was responsible for brand management and strategic planning, marketing and licensing for the BellyWashers and TummyTickler brands (now good2grow), a leading children’s beverage business with national distribution across all channels of trade.
Chris has also held management roles in media and technology for such multi-national corporations as Mediacom, Adobe and Accenture. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University.