Chris Kief

Global Chief Technology Officer

As Burson’s Global Chief Technology Officer, Chris Kief uses his full-stack knowledge covering a wide spectrum of technologies, processes and platforms to create successful and engaging digital experiences.

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As Burson’s Global Chief Technology Officer, Chris Kief leads enterprise technology strategy, including investments and licenses, deployments and governance of technology offerings. He uses his extensive development background to oversee engineering teams to accelerate product development.

With nearly 20 years of hands-on engineering experience, Chris is a solutions-oriented business and creative professional, with experience that covers the retail, automotive, health, media, CPG, QSR and financial sectors. Chris thrives on tackling tough business challenges through innovative design + engineering solutions utilizing proven software development methodologies. From mobile applications to enterprise platforms, he has used his full-stack knowledge covering a wide spectrum of technologies, processes and platforms to create some of the most successful and engaging digital experiences for small startups to global leaders.

Chris landed in the world of advertising and technology as a co-founder of Mindflood, a boutique interactive agency he started in the early 2000s with a pair of college friends. Over the course of his career, he’s been fortunate to partner with many of the world’s leading brands including American Express, Absolut, Apple, British Airways, Best Buy, Burger King, Chase, Coca-Cola, Domino’s, General Mills, Google, Intuit, McDonald’s, Michelin, MINI, Modelez, Nestle, Nike, P&G, Red Bull, Samsung, Taco Bell, Toyota, Vonage and Walmart. Chris’s accolades include Cannes Lions, One Show, SXSW, Webby Awards, Communication Arts and Fast Company, to name a few.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in management information systems.