Kris Barton

CEO at Centerfield

Centerfield Chief Executive Officer Kris Barton is a seasoned digital marketing leader with a strong track record of driving growth and transformation. Prior to joining Centerfield, Kris served as President of Digital Marketing Solutions at Gannett. Under his leadership, the division achieved record revenue growth and profitability. Before his role as President at Gannett, he held the role of Chief Product Officer leading product and technology development for Gannett’s consumer and marketing products including brands such as USA TODAY, LocaliQ, and hundreds of other portfolio brands owned by Gannett. His background also includes executive roles as ReachLocal’s Chief Product Officer receiving dozens of industry awards including Google and Microsoft innovation awards. Kris served as Chief Operating Officer at Nero, a multimedia software company. He held various leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation leading the global teams for across over 50 countries, as well as Microsoft Office where he also ran incubation teams that converted traditional Microsoft software applications to SaaS solutions pioneering Web 2.0. Earlier, he worked at Omniture (later acquired by Adobe). While at Omniture, Kris helped establish one of the first SaaS products, which delivered market-first cloud-based analytics and tools to enhance and improve digital marketing. Kris is a graduate of Brigham Young University.


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