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Chris Paterson

EVP, Product Design & Innovation, VINCI Brands

Chris Paterson has over 30 years of fast-paced, global, cross-functional product development and product management experience. He has held leadership positions for both public and private consumer product companies. In his previous positions working for Private Equity, ZAGG Inc, Griffin Technology, and others, he has gained a comprehensive knowledge of global product development and product management capabilities. Chris also has extensive experience with corporate strategy, M&A, manufacturing, Asia operations, project/program management, and R&D.

Chris enjoys the challenge of leading fast-paced, global product and operations teams to bring innovative, consumer-inspired product solutions to the market. He takes a servant leader approach to coaching and developing individual team members to help them achieve their professional goals and is energized by building high-performance global teams to execute on company objectives and initiatives.

When not working on products, Chris enjoys traveling with his wife, mountain biking, and tinkering with a vintage race car that he races with his son on weekends.

As a design professional, Chris has over 75 patents and design awards, including Red Dot, Good Design, International Housewares Association Best of Class, and IDEA.  Chris holds an MBA from Lipscomb University and a B.S. in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University.

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