Chris Hill

Senior Vice President
Uptime Institute-451 Research International

Christopher has founded, scaled and monetized successful digital media companies within fast growth industries.

In the mid-1990’s, Christopher co-founded the consumer division of IDD Information Services that launched a number of breakthrough, very disruptive first generation web services including launching Barron's Online in partnership with Dow Jones and the Tradeline Electronic Stock Guide in partnership with Intuit. IDD was successfully acquired by Dow Jones Co. in 1997.

In 1998, Christopher was a founding team member and became President & CEO of OneCore, a nationwide provider of integrated online financial business services, which grew from zero to over $100 million in assets under management. OneCore was sold to Crown Ventures in 2003.

In 2003, Christopher became the General Manager of, an iconic financial service & very profitable division of Lycos. achieved significant growth under his leadership and was acquired by Interactive Data.

Christopher was recruited by venture investors to DirectoryM, an online advertising network, in 2005 as VP Marketing & Product & became its Chief Operating Officer. DirectoryM was acquired by NSPHERE, Inc.. Christopher retains a significant & profitable equity stake.

In 2007, Christopher joined My Perfect Gig, a venture-backed start-up. He was responsible for launching the company's products and for all marketing.

Christopher was recruited to become the President & CEO of the CheapToday Network and as a Member of the Board of Directors in 2009. At CheapToday, Christopher established a first of its kind social network of Power Shoppers to source deals from major retail stores.

Christopher is currently a managing partner at The 451 Group, owner of 451 Research & Uptime Institute. Responsibilities of CMO & as Head of 451 Global Events led to his current leadership of 451 Research International- 451's global expansion through emerging markets of Asia, Middle East, Latin America & Europe.