Christopher Faust

Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur & change agent.

Chris is a proven marketing and communications executive with over 20 years experiencing representing leading B2B and B2C brands, large and small, in various industries, such as technology, financial services, healthcare / life sciences, sustainability, fashion & retail, food & beverage, and sports & entertainment.

Throughout his career, Chris has developed award-winning brand campaigns and leadership marketing strategies that have led to increased mind share, market share and heart share for the many corporations and clients he has represented. He is a regular thought leader in brand building, digital marketing, reputation management, crisis communications, content marketing, creative positioning and demand generation.

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. Fastlane is a full-service, integrated marketing and communications firm that specializes in branding, messaging and positioning, public relations, content marketing, social media marketing, search marketing, event marketing and more.

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 North America, and an Advisory Marketing Executive for e-Drive Retro, which transforms classic cars of yesteryear into 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.