Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur & change agent.
Chris Faust is a successful entrepreneur, leadership mentor, growth hacker, change agent, management executive and marketing communications strategist.
Throughout his career, Chris has helped establish and grow industry-leading brands, build high-performance executive teams and drive transformational change. For example, he has helped seven companies reach the number one position or extend their leadership rankings within their respective industry in the past decade alone. Chris supports Board and CEOs with business plan strategies and optimization, identify gaps and opportunities, crystallize vision and values as well as lead strategic innovation and transformational efforts.
As the Founder & CEO of Fastlane, Chris focuses on accelerating businesses through the latest in digital, social, mobile, video and other new approaches to marketing and communications.
Previously, Chris founded Breakthrough Communications, a boutique marketing communications consultancy he later sold to PFS. Chris was also the Head of Communications for Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale division of Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 500 firm. Earlier in his career, Chris was the Vice President of Marketing Communications for InterWorld Corp., where he helped the company go from zero to one of the top five enterprise commerce software providers within five years. He was also the first Partner with the esteemed Merritt Group in Northern, VA and began his career with Burson-Marsteller in NYC, the number one reputation management firm in the world at the time.
Chris is a current Board member of Crispy Green, the leading freeze-dried fruit snack company in the U.S., and an Advisory Marketing Executive for e-Drive Retro, which transforms classic cars of yesteryear into vintage electric vehicles of tomorrow. He is also a member of the AMA Executive Circle, Forbes Agency Council, a three time Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Big Apple Awards Judge and past President of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), NJ Chapter. Christopher received a B.A. in Mass Communications with a Minor in Public Relations from the University of Delaware.