Chris Grams is President and Partner at New Kind, where he builds sustainable brands, cultures, and communities in and around organizations. He is the author of the recently published book The Ad-Free Brand: Secrets to Building Successful Brands in a Digital World and the Community Guide on the Management Innovation Exchange.
Prior to New Kind, Chris spent 10 years at Red Hat, the world’s leading supplier of open source solutions, where he played a key role in building the Red Hat brand and culture, most recently in the role of Senior Director, Brand Communications + Design.
Before Red Hat, Chris did a 2 year tour of duty at IBM, and has also been an editor and literary agent in the book publishing industry. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.