Chris Adamkowski is Head of Industry at Google, based in Toronto, where he leads the Canadian Fintech, Insurance and Payments businesses. Chris and his team focus on helping their clients get more customers, grow their share with existing customers, and retain their most valuable customers, by leveraging the best of Google.
Prior to his 8 years at Google, Chris worked in Sales and Strategy roles, first spending five years with a building materials manufacturer in Canada then the US, then two years in Management Consulting with a behavioral economics subject matter expertise.
Chris has a BA from Western University, an MBA from Queen’s University, and studied Leadership at Harvard Business School.
Chris is a thought leader at Google. He developed a psychological selling framework that was rolled out across the Google Canada sales teams, regularly delivers speaking engagements including a past TEDx talk “Connecting in the Digital Age” (2013), and authored a whitepaper titled “Unlock more value from your data by understanding the behavioral economics principle keeping it siloed” (2019)
Chris has also mentored start-ups as a part of Google’s “Go North” initiative, is a five time finals judge at the “Great Canadian Sales Competition”, and is on the advisory board of an applied science lab.