Chris Perrine
  COO & EVP of Sales & Marketing

“At Springboard, we are approaching IT Market Research in an entirely new way and that’s exciting. Exciting for our customers, exciting for our employees, and exciting for me as we find new ways to deliver value and innovation within the IT market research industry.”

Chris Perrine has had a long and distinguished career in the technology industry, culminating in the co-founding of Springboard Research in 2004.

As COO & Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Springboard, Chris’s focus is on managing all business aspects, sales, and marketing activities for the company. In this capacity, he has made substantial contributions to the company’s high growth and profitability through his vigorous sales, marketing, and management efforts.

Prior to founding Springboard Research, Chris worked for IDC Asia/Pacific in the position of Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Chris led IDC’s new strategy of targeting industries outside of its core client base in the technology sector. Chris established and managed a sales team that exceeded its targets and grew revenues at close to 500 per cent during the tough years that followed the “bubble bursting” in the technology sector.  Prior to this, Chris was the Regional Sales Manager for Datastream Systems, a software firm specializing in Enterprise Asset Management Solutions. He is credited with helping spearhead the company’s entry into the Asia/Pacific region, where he helped establish Datastream as the market leader in Asia.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The Citadel in the United States, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.