Wednesday, 07 March 2012
President and CEO, e-Rewards
Chris Havemann, President and Chief Executive Officer, of e-Rewards, Inc., had executive responsibility for the performance and development of the company. As of the end of September 2011 Chris stepped down as CEO of e-Rewards, in order to take some time out after 11 years.
Mr. Havemann commenced his career in the oil and gas industry in 1990 before moving to the Cable & Wireless Group in 1993, where he held business development and marketing strategy roles working in the UK, Spain, Italy and South Africa.
After completing his M.B.A. at London Business School, he worked for strategy consulting firm Marakon Associates before co-founding The Mobile Channel Ltd in 2000, a start-up seeking to develop permission-based, incentive-driven advertising solutions on mobile phones and PDAs. The company changed its business model in 2003 to focus on the rapidly emerging marketplace for online survey market research, and rebranded as Research Now. Mr. Havemann led the successful IPO of Research Now on the London Stock Exchange AIM market in 2005, followed by the acquisition of North American rival OpenVenue in 2007. Research Now was acquired by e-Rewards, Inc. in late 2009.
Mr. Havemann recently won the London Stock Exchange AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2009. He was also a recipient of the London Business School alumni entrepreneurship award for later stage ventures in 2011.