Open to consulting on freelance or partner bases under my company 10x Digital BV.
10x Digital leverages the exponential nature of technology to grow companies with the desire to do good. By leveraging our growing network we help you build meaningful connections to forge new relationships and innovation capacity that will accelerate your digital transformation and impact.
There are 4 key areas where I/we can add value to your organisation:
What others are saying:
Meeting Chris was an experience in itself... Getting acquainted at an informal dinner, we shared stories of our lives. Chris' story sounded like an adventurous movie, one with many angles and outcomes. The red thread in his stories is that of the (global) visionair. Chris has many talents, qualities and competencies but his view on the world and how it will develop is the one that stuck with me most.
When listening to Chris one might at some point get the idea of getting lost, not knowing where it will lead, yet, and this is the unique quality, Chris understands how to set developments in motion in order to anticipate on his long term vision. Translating the vision back to immediate action is what defines him.
In a digital fast changing environment I have met many people with vision, but only a handful who take it a few steps further without losing touch with reality. Chris is that person.
What makes him a strong leader imho is his empathy with whomever he works with, be it employee, client or partner. It's been a pleasure to work with you, Chris!
Niels DengelChange Agent and ex-Head of Google Agency Netherlands Linkedin Profile
Chris was an exceptional track leader who kept our speakers and audience engaged through out the conference. His thought leadership on SEM, Data in Marketing and Advertising and has won him a permanent place with Savage Marketing and our community. I believe his knowledge and insights will nourish any team and brand he works with.
Steve GeorgeProgram Director at Savage Int Linkedin Profile
I have had the pleasure to work with Chris on major pitches and projects, which were - in hindsight - highlights of my career at Traffic4u.
Chris challenges you to think ahead, aim high, set your goals and achieve them. With an unlimited supply of energy and an entrepreneurial spirit, he has the ability to move companies and people forward. His abstract and high level way of thinking was refreshing, especially in an organization like Traffic4u, where trivial operational details could often rule the day.
Some of Chris’ inspirational outlooks, concepts and presentations I still use today in the renewable energy industry, to inspire and motivate others.
Joshua van MiddelkoopProject Manager bij Solarfields Linkedin Profile
Chris is a creative and a high demanding abstract thinker. He hammered vision within our organisation by breaking all buzz words in marketing down to the essence of the concept of meaningful connections.
At the start we as organization had to get used to the abstract thinking of Chris, where we wanted everything to be concrete and actionable. With the effort and genuine interest of Chris in our team, and personally, he manages to mature his team and me as a person.
Chris is a person that inspires and broadens your horizon within a field where we are overwhelmed by clichés.
Jasper PendersProduct Manager Search Advertising Linkedin Profile
Chris is always thinking a few steps ahead. He is always thinking about how consumers will behave in the future and how you should help them through the digital ecosystem by using technology and data. He inspires and motivates people (and companies) to think different in order to be at their best.
He is constantly thinking about how to incrementally improve everything he is involved in. Every presentation, model, concept – he makes it a little better every day. He is always willing to help others improve and do their best work. Meetings almost always have a better outcome when Chris is present. He can be a little overwhelming the first time you meet him but you quickly realise his added value and ability to call on a very rich background of knowledge to help you solve your problems. Working together with Chris is really an experience not to be missed. He is really inspirational and helps you think different, build better strategies and look into the future.
Mike KruizingaSenior Online Marketing Manager Traffic4u Linkedin Profile
I've had the pleasure to work with Chris on a number of projects, including two presentations at industry events. Chris impressed me by the way that he delivers a story to his audience, bringing a unique personal - sometimes even bold - touch to the message. He's very inspiring, able to see 'what's next' before it happens, and stimulates open and honest feedback when communicating with others. I'm looking forward to many more collaborations.
Bertram WelinkSr. Northern Europe Audience Marketing Manager at Microsoft Linkedin Profile
Chris was my manager for just over a year. He is the kind of manager that always thinks 5 steps ahead and forces you to challenge your own thinking and improve beyond your expectations. The outcome is that we meet somwhere in the middle with a speedy and rewarding development journey.
He always think out of the box and tries to break everything he creates to make it better than it was before.
Togheter with Chris we defined the new mission, vision and strategy of our agency. That was a lot of fun and also very rewarding to be able to contribute in this way to our agency.
Chris is a real mentor who helped me develop my digital strategy vision and skills, which help me in my new role as Key Account Director to develop and improve the strategy of our key clients.
Jeroen HoogeveenKey Account Director bij Traffic4u Linkedin Profile
What can I say about Chris what has not been said in the dozens (dozens!) reviews before me.
Well I guess it is that in Chris you will finally find a leader that does not waist time on insignificant operational details but instead always focuses on the long term course.
Oh...and he is inspirational leader making sure that team members follow their own longterm goals - whether it is in the company they are in now or somewhere else.
Mark van KasterenMarketing Manager at Kaartje2go Linkedin Profile
There is one thing i know for certain after working as a direct colleague of Chris: every meeting, every discussion, every brainstorm has a better outcome if Chris joins.
With his vision of the future of consumer behaviour, marketing and evaluation of technology he can advice companies to make the right decissions here and now.
As a manager Chris is a motivator and a inspirator. He will probably be that manager I will quote on a regular basis for my whole professional career.
Sander KwintE-Commerce Manager at Brandfield Linkedin Profile
"This man can do everything !" was my first thought when I started working with Chris, and months later, I can confirm, that all the things Chris are doing, are made with lot of talent, humanity, and humility. Most people would need many lives to accomplish all things that Chris did in his life, and guess what, he is still far from the stop!
Hard worker, agile thinker, strong expertise on so many skills, open wide mind, when Chris is engaged on a project, only sky is the limit!
It was a privilege to work with Chris and share our knowledge, I learnt a lot with him, and I hope he did from me.
Arnaud REYRECEO & Founder Atomic Search Linkedin Profile
Chris is a very creative thinker and doer. Wonderful ideas that push our activities forward. Really hoping to work with him again in the future.
Guus ten AsbroekEducation coordinator @ AIGHD / Dept Global Health, Amsterdam UMC / UvA Linkedin Profile
I've worked as Chris’ main agency side contact on a number of levels over the past 6 months, and he’s always an absolute pleasure to work with. Chris is a very driven, intelligent individual, continuously challenging those around him to provide the best solutions, with performance always central to his thinking. He has an extremely good business mind, and with years of experience within digital, he clearly knows the value of using data to drive change.
Chris’ cross-channel knowledge and analytical understanding is a massive strength in allowing him to react to performance issues and identify opportunities. Chris would be perfect fit for any business, client or agency side, looking for a strategic leader, senior manager, or Head of, within SEO, Digital or Strategy. He works tirelessly with and other departments within the company to prioritise activity and push through change. Simplifying technical conversations to ensure senior stakeholders within corporate environments buy into his ideas is also a key strength Chris possesses, ensuring success on scale across many markets.
I have no hesitation in recommending Chris to any business as he will definitely help maximise online channel performance and inspire those he works with.
Chris HolmesGroup Media Director at Digitas UK Linkedin Profile
I first met Chris at a domain name industry conference and I find myself seeking him out at every conference since. I find myself drawn to his insight of the state of the industry and how he expects the public to respond. His erudite perception is always enlightening!
Andee HillRegistrar Services and Engagement Programs Director at ICANN Linkedin Profile
Chris is an incredibly gifted entrepreneur with a strong thirst for knowledge and understanding. Having such a diverse background across several industries gives him a very unique perspective when it comes to business and assessing opportunities. He is not intimidated by large, complex problems and enjoys working through the challenges they often present.
On a personal note, you won’t find anyone nicer or easier to converse with. Chris always has a smile on his face and his positive attitude and good nature are just some of the reasons as to why he’s so well respected in his fields.
Jeffery LindnerCorporate Strategy @ VERISIGN
Chris is a sharp and charismatic businessman who has deep insight into a wide range of topics. I find Chris to be great at brainstorming, finding opportunities, and generous with sharing his time and ideas.
Paul GoldstoneCEO and Founder at DomainIT Linkedin Profile
Chris is exceptional when it comes to SEO. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him whilst at Europcar and am sure I will work with him again in the future. His knowledge of SEO really helped to drive and deliver the SEO strategy. More importantly, Chris is great to work with.
Kevin VaghelaEcommerce Manager at Air Transat Linkedin Profile
When I met Chris for the first time, he astonished me as a person can has such a deep knowledge of so many interests. He questions the status quo and comes up with fresh, intelligent and executable ideas. Chris is a charismatic Networker, an outstanding, educated solution finder and a fun guy to work with! I am happy to recommend him to anyone/anytime. Meet Chris once and you will know what I mean!