Chris Mead joined Gallagher in 2017. As Chief Marketing Officer, he is responsible for leading company’s global marketing and communication efforts.
Chris came to Gallagher from CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange. As Managing Director of Marketing, he helped shape CME’s global strategic direction and was responsible for the development of global marketing strategies, planning and implementation activities. Prior to joining CME Group, Chris served as Vice President of Marketing for CNA Insurance, where he was charged with leading all marketing and branding efforts for the firm. In addition, Chris has held various marketing leadership positions within marketing/advertising agencies serving clients in the sports entertainment, restaurant, retail and healthcare industries.
Chris holds an undergraduate degree from Keene State College in New Hampshire and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wife and four children.