Chief Executive Officer
Chris Atkinson brings 20 years of software operational experience to his role as CEO of Investor Management Services (IMS). Chris is responsible for the strategic vision of IMS and driving operational excellence during a stage of hyper-growth. Prior to joining IMS, Chris was CEO of KnowledgeTree where he guided the company to explosive revenue growth and award-winning product expansion. Prior to KnowledgeTree, Chris served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of StrikeIron, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. In his tenure, StrikeIron averaged 68% CAGR and significant product innovation. The 440% revenue growth from 2011 to mid-2014 led to StrikeIron’s successful acquisition by Informatica. Chris’ software leadership experience includes executive management, general management, sales, marketing, and corporate development roles at Fortune 100 and venture-backed startups.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Away from driving software companies in emerging markets, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and four children outdoors in North Carolina.