Meet Chris Cunningham, VP Of Business Development At Elevator Studio

Meet Chris Cunningham, VP Of Business Development At Elevator Studio

Chris Cunningham graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Business Management and Global Business. He started his tech career at Cvent, where he became one of their youngest managers and helped them grow as they went public (NYSE). Currently, he’s Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, 1st Phorm, and many more!

Chris Cunningham began his tech career at Cvent, where he became one of the youngest managers and helped them grow as they went public (NYSE). He moved on to help start ClickUp in San Francisco and head Business Development there. Now he’s Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, and 1st Phorm. 

Chris Cunningham is the Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, 1st Phorm, and more. Growing up in a small town in Vermont, Cunningham went on to graduate from Virginia Tech with a double major in Business Management and Global Business. He started ClickUp in San Francisco and helped grow Cvent as they went public (NYSE).

What inspired you to go into social media marketing?

I saw the power of social media early on and knew it would be a focal point of everything moving forward. I knew I needed to learn everything I could about it to add value to as many people as possible!

What was a major challenge you had to overcome in getting to where you are today?

When building ClickUp (clickup.com), there was a lot of dev time prior in which I was unable to sell for the company. During this time I was struggling to find a way to add value to the company we were starting. Being a lean company that was dev focused, I began to learn everything I could about marketing and the industry. I would later realize this was an amazing growth period for me in which I become so much more of an asset.

What drives you to keep going each day?

Progress. I love the feeling of improving and leveling up. I also love checking off boxes and getting things done.

Be sure to follow Chris on Instagram and YouTube.

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