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CKC Impact

A LIFE IS NOT IMPORTANT EXCEPT IN THE IMPACT IT HAS ON OTHER LIVES.
-- JACKIE ROBINSON

Welcome! Let's make an impact together.

 

Introduction

Christopher Krohn, Founder and Principal of CKC Impact LLC, has been helping others professionally and driving results for organizations for over 30 years. Business executive, investor, board director, teacher, consultant, entrepreneur, coach, public speaker -- the roles may vary, but the goal is always the same: making a lasting, positive impact.

Let's talk about creating impact for you and your organization!

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Creating Impact

WHAT YOU DO HAS FAR GREATER IMPACT THAN WHAT YOU SAY
-- STEPHEN R. COVEY

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Retail Results

Rebuilding retail operations -- and people's lives -- in Puerto Rico following hurricane Maria.

Wrapping services offerings, automotive, loyalty, multiple retail brands, and financial services together in an integrated customer experience.

Driving $700M omnichannel revenue and $50M+ incremental EBITDA during the so-called "retailmageddon" of store closures and market consolidation.

Digital Transformation

Soup-to-nuts full stack rebuild of the entire technical infrastructure, database architecture and application code for a $40M e-commerce site, including full migration to Azure cloud.

Launch of new mobile dining app that drew 2.4 million downloads in the first year with zero incremental marketing budget.

CMO and CFO on the founding team that launched a startup electronic derivatives exchange that won 100% market share against better-funded competitors and ran successfully for 20 years.

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Teaching and Mentoring

Adjunct Professor of Marketing at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaching MBA students and Executive Education programs on strategy, marketing, and leadership.

Leading corporate training and management development classes for world-class companies including GE, Bain & Company, and Accenture.

Former Instructor of Computer Science at the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

Recognized public speaker, panelist, and participant mentor at leading industry events and conferences, such as Internet Retailer, 1871 Chicago, and the American Marketing Association.

Business Impact

Drove hockey-stick results turnaround for a consumer packaged goods company by redesigning their field sales force territories and incentive compensation programs.

Guided an e-commerce company focused on emerging markets through phases of economic disruption and fast growth as a member of the Board of Directors.

Grew top line and market share for an industrial distribution company despite a shrinking market by developing and deploying a new segment-driven marketing strategy focused on share of wallet.

As newly appointed CMO, stabilized revenue base for a B2C catalog and e-commerce company after seven straight years of decline and built the financial model to sell the company, resulting in a clean exit to a strategic buyer for private equity ownership.

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Giving Back

Currently serving on the Governing Board of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center during COVID to give back to the heroes who have been serving our community during the pandemic.

Former 10+ year volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of Jobs For Youth - Chicago

 

LET'S MAKE AN IMPACT TOGETHER

LAO TZU:

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.