Chris Savage is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wistia, a leading video hosting platform that gives marketers everything they need to get bigger results from their videos and podcasts. As CEO, he finds himself getting loud (in a good way) about what matters most to him—like his love of innovation, pushing past fear, and working to create a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive company. Leaving the traditional tech playbook behind, Wistia took on $17.3M in debt to buy out their investors, gain full control of the business, and take the path less traveled to grow sustainably. Today, more than 375,000 businesses across 50 countries depend on Wistia’s products to build their brands and grow their businesses, including HubSpot, Mailchimp, Sephora, Starbucks, and Tiffany & Co.

Prior to co-founding Wistia in 2006, Chris graduated from Brown University with a BA in Arts-Semiotics and was a winner of the Weston Fine Arts award for excellence in filmmaking. Today, he loves spending time with his family, getting super caffeinated with cold brew coffee, and working to make Wistia the best it can be with his friend, Brendan.

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