Chris Valentine is Founder and CEO of Adeo InterActive, a full service event production firm based in Austin, Texas. In his 25 years of experience in event production, Chris has created a variety of products designed to help companies achieve their unique, tech-related strategic goals while managing high-profile global innovation events for prominent clients, including AARP, Kauffman Foundation, NASA, Turner Entertainment, and Inventures Canada.
Chris also serves as the Event Producer for SXSW Pitch, a cutting-edge startup competition where companies from around the world compete and showcase leading technology innovations. Since 2009, SXSW Pitch has showcased more than 550 startups.
An Austin resident since 1988, Chris volunteers at several non-profit organizations. Since 2006, Chris has served as
the Executive Director for the Busby Foundation, a
non-profit that provides support and resources for
Central Texas families who are facing ALS.
Chris graduated from Concordia University Texas in 1992, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Communication and Behavioral Science.