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Shugart Portrait

I’ve been working in marketing and advertising just about all of my professional life. Over the years I’ve developed hands on experience in virtually all of the functions of marketing, both on the creative side as well as the management side. To say that I’ve done it all is no understatement.

I'm a native Californian who grew up in San Jose during the years that new technologies were transforming the area into the household name we now know as the Silicon Valley. During my formative years, I was part of a new culture influenced by technological innovation and driven by new concepts that seemed to permeate everything. Though I didn't know it then, the San Francisco Bay Area was attracting some of the best and brightest people in the world, many who would become the founding architects of the technology industry as we know it today.

Long before anyone knew what "thinking outside of the box" meant, I was thriving in an environment where revolutionary ideas were practically the norm. Only in retrospect can I marvel at how extraordinary that was. I think it's difficult to overestimate the impact of those heady and illustrious times.    

 —Chris Shugart         

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