Chris Adams

Chris Adams
Chris Adams


Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Software Development & Web Technology


Disruption is causing businesses to face marketing and technology challenges more rapidly than ever before, but with change comes opportunity. Chris works with businesses to understand how to scale and build growth that have not yet been visioned using innovative digital marketing, funding, software and technology approaches.

Chris and his team specialize in digital marketing strategy, innovation, funding mechanisms and business advisory services.

Chris loves when all aspects of product design align with overall corporate goals to produce exceptional customer experiences.

Chris’ philosophy is that start-ups are built on great ideas, team structure, product strategy, execution and agility, and that truly listening and understanding the needs of each customer and partner is crucial to success. These beliefs are core to the success of Chris’ current start-ups Adams Hamilton and gShift; and his previous start-ups, that include Hot Banana Software, a web content management system, and cgk Technologies, an Internet marketing and application development company. (Note: Both Hot Banana and cgk were acquired by Lyris in 2006.)

When Chris is not advising start-ups, he is a dedicated father, sailboat racer, cultural supporter, member of the rock band Sonic Coalition, Barrie Yacht Club board member and has been a Barrie Film Festival Board Member for the past 13 years. He is passionate about contributing to the community, by helping to build a sense of place within the City of Barrie.