Chris Eckert

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is a proven technical leader and software development expert who has spent his career on the front lines of innovation in digital media, marketing/advertising, Web services, and SaaS. He is a 20-year software startup veteran and uses his skills in technology and communication to define success for teams. Likewise, he uses his leadership to motivate teams to deliver on that success. He is experienced in building high-performance teams that span geographies and deliver results that exceed expectations.

At G5, Chris is responsible for leading the Product Development, Engineering and Support teams, as well as defining the strategy and technical vision for product delivery. Prior to joining G5, Chris was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Vubiquity, a provider of premium content services in the digital media and entertainment industry. Chris led the growth of the Engineering team at Vubiquity for over 10 years, scaling the team from three developers to a 60-member distributed team supporting Product Development for the organization. Prior to Vubiquity, Chris worked for a number of startups in Bend, OR, and Southern California, in roles ranging from software developer, technical writer, IT and Helpdesk manager.

Chris moved to Bend in 1999, drawn by the outdoor activities, the community, and the emerging technology opportunities. Outside professional responsibilities, Chris enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Kylie and Lily. He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, and the Central Oregon lifestyle with his friends and family.