Experienced Managing Director/Sales & Marketing Director/General Manager
Cris provided an in-depth analysis to Fusion Automotive that assisted our business in making critical decisions about the future make up of a selected product portfolio. His knowledge and understanding of the automotive commercial segment delivered an extremely professional and honest project. I would recommend Cris to any business looking for a professional.
General Manager - Western Star Trucks and Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles at Penske Commercial Vehicles Pty Ltd
Cris is a hard working marketing professional who is completely comfortable with contemporary marketing tools and social media. I appreciated the support he was always ready to provide to the Dennis Eagle brand as we worked together to enter the market and develop its customer base.
Editor at Australian Custom Trucks
Dealing with Cris, from a journalistic point of view, is always a pleasure because he is a person that will place your request as a priority and return phone calls and emails. This leads to great working relationships and great exposure for the brands he has represented.
I am a big fan of his product knowledge, his understanding of the market and his in-depth analysis of competing products. He is definitely a future leader capable of creating a buzz of excitement around the products he markets.
General Manager at Piranha Eyewear Pty Ltd
I worked with Cris on developing a customer strategy for Hino Motor Sales Australia, connected to a big data project & aligned to Cris's marketing strategies and plan.
During this time he showed an incredible knowledge of marketing at all levels and we were able to develop an industry best practice solution that is now being implemented throughout Hino. Cris's outstanding communication, collaboration, management & project skills were a key element to this successful project and it would be a pleasure to work with Cris again in the future.
Business Development Manager at Leadership Management Australia - Timess Partners
I have known Cris Gillespie for a number of years, in particular as Manager Marketing and Communications at Hino Motor Sales Australia. I reported directly to Cris in my role Account Director PR for Hino at The Project Group,. Cris knows his stuff, his briefs were precise, always incorporating stretch KPIs and challenging our group to explore new frontiers and find better more efficient ways to communicate. Cris' strategic approach and intimate knowledge to new media is first class, particularly in terms of the many digital applications. I would highly recommend Cris for any challenge he sets his mind to.
National Diagnostics and Equipment Manager at Snap-on Tools
Chris is a willing and can do guy, he is a down to earth guy who didn't do all the marketing speak you often hear. He had an amassing insight and understanding of the truck market, particularly for someone in marketing, he really understood the different segments and model groups to know how to target users. I highly recommend Chris, give me a call if you want to know more.
Owner, Mark Bean Photography
Cris has hired me as a photographer over the last seven years for UD Trucks. Cris worked directly with the media with great rapport, and whilst on shoots has managed some tricky logistics, with a very calm confidence and an ability to make things happen. I highly recommend Cris. Regards Mark
CEO / Owner – Australian Sports Marketing
I / ASM worked with Cris / UD Trucks,as collective business partners to The Holden Racing Team.Cris managed a very thorough and extensive HRT sponsorship, hospitality and event activation programme over a 2 year period.He was an absolute pleasure to work with, showed great enthusiasm for the product,always had a strong rapport with the clients and customers involved,and was always professional in his role as Marketing / Comms Mgr.
Commercial Director - Walkinshaw Racing
Cris is a well structured, affable and engaging Marketing Manager, whom I worked with in bringing V8 Supercars alive for UD Trucks, over the last two years. His clarity of direction to activate his strategic thinking in a structured approach makes him an easy person, to work effectively with. I would happily recommend Cris as a powerful tool to any prospective businesses looking for Marketing / Sponsorship management.
the special projects guy
Cris was our client at George P. Johnson where we provided stand fabrication and event services for UD Trucks. I found Cris to be extremely professional in all aspects of our working relationship. He was always clear and concise in his communications and he provided detailed direction which made it easy to deliver to his requirements. It was a pleasure working for and with Cris.
Chief Executive Officer at Elemental
Cris is one of those rare marketers who has a clear vision for a brand and what it could become, as well as the ability and guts to pursue it. He engages creative strategy and the creative process easily, empowering the development of work that is different, relevant and insightful. In short, he makes a difference. Cris worked extensively with PR and advertising (digital, main media, sales promotion, DM and trade shows, etc) and built relationships with suppliers and Agencies that were positive, productive and beneficial for the UD brand.