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Chris Gannett

Chris Gannett is the CEO and Founder of Gannett.Partners ("GP"), the premier Evidence-Based Performance Platform offering Coaching, Advisory and Capital solutions to entrepreneurs, investors and enterprises. Chris leads Gannett.Partners in its mission to Elevate Human Potential™ by integrating coaching science, company-building expertise and strategic investment to catalyze sustainable progress and drive superior returns.

An operator, investor and board member first, Chris has been helping businesses and brands transform and grow for over 25 years. Recognized as a CMO of SONY portfolios (Sony Music, "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance"), Muhammad Ali Enterprises, Elvis Presley Enterprises, and the Creator / Writer / Executive Producer of Microsoft's "ChangeMakers" series, his work has contributed to 6 exits, 5 Emmys, 3 Guinness World Records, 3 turnarounds, 2 Magic Quadrant Leaders, SXSW "Startup of the Year" runner-up, and SONY's CEO Award for Global Entrepreneurship.
 
Chris believes Coach and Client are equal stakeholders. GP's Integral Resilience Coaching® methodology merges mindfulness with cognitive behavioral coaching, adult development rigor and operating expertise to accelerate growth, de-risk investments and achieve business outcomes. With successful engagements across an array of clients at companies ranging from publicly-traded incumbents to high-growth challengers, GP has proven that outperformance begins with a proactive approach to the focus, resilience and wellbeing of leaders and their teams. GP also invests in growing entertainment, media, tech and consumer ventures alongside leading entrepreneurs, general partners and sports & entertainment talent. 
 
Chris earned a BS from The University of Kansas, MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute at Haas School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Coaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and is an academic visitor at Columbia University, London Business School, Washington University in St. Louis and SMU.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

MAY 2, 2024 Schedule

Closing Session

We’ll wrap up the day with an invigorating closing session around the moral and ethical issues of AI creativity featuring the legendary rapper, songwriter, and 2024 Lifetime Achievement Grammy award winner The D.O.C. in conversation with the former CMO of Sony Music and Television divisions and the American Idol worldwide platform of TV, talent management and touring, and the founder and CEO of Gannett.Partners, Chris Gannett.