My name is Chris. I am an entrepreneurial Product Manager with experience in UI/UX design, front-end web, and social media growth strategy. I am an Eagle Scout, a Toastmaster, and a life-long water polo player. I have years of experience leading people both in and out of the office. I am confident I will be a quality addition to Snap Inc in many ways.
I took time off from pursuing a Computer Science degree at Villanova University in 2014 to launch two successful social media companies. The first, uMentioned, was a website where university students could flirt, compliment, and question each other anonymously - think Facebook with a strongly-moderated anonymous layer. uMentioned saw 35,000 active users at universities across Canada, won the $25,000 pitch competition at the Velocity Garage through the University of Waterloo, and even led to the marriage of two university students. We proceeded to launch a mobile version of the website that opened a growth avenue of 30,000 new users in just two months from universities in the United States. Shortly after, we made the risky decision to sunset uMentioned and launch a second social media app, Sneek, based on our learnings.
Sneek was a fast, fun group messenger for groups of any size - think about the camera roll on your phone, but shared with your friends and as easy to use as Snapchat. In a five month sprint, I led the design and growth of Sneek to 190,000+ users at 25 universities across the southeastern United States with 17,000 users joining our largest group at Georgia Southern University. Despite rapid and invigorating success, underlying community health challenges rooted in our anonymous feature crippled our long term retention and led us to sunset Sneek, disbanding the team. At that time, I set my total focus on completing a degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Georgia to polish my invaluable real-world experience and best prepare myself to apply my learnings on Airbnb's all-star, forward-thinking team.
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I am prepared to relocate, use my warm personality and unmatched experience to design beautiful products, pursue aggressive growth tactics to meet optimistic goals, facilitate magical "a-ha!" moments, and, ultimately, make a positive impact on millions of lives. I see myself accomplishing all of these goals at Snap Inc.
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