Chris Samila – CPO & Co-Founder, Partnership Leaders

Chris Samila is a seasoned partnership and business development expert, boasting a rich history of building and leading top-tier partnership programs across the tech industry. He co-founded and serves as the Chief Partner Officer at Partnership Leaders, a premier global community for partnership professionals.

His work has significantly created a vibrant ecosystem for over 1,500 members, offering resources like Ecosystem University and Catalyst, the major annual industry event.

Chris Samila, Co-founder and CPO of Partnership Leaders

Before his current role, Samila led the partnerships team at Crossbeam, pioneering in making partner ecosystem data integral for business success and propelling the company to its first 10,000 customers. At FullStory, he established a world-class partnerships program, driving value through various initiatives and team collaboration.

His earlier tenure includes strategic roles at Optimizely in APAC and SolarCity, where he managed significant partnerships and developed programs contributing to substantial growth and market expansion.

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