S. Christopher Gladwin
CEO - Cleversafe
Chris Gladwin is the Founder and CEO of Cleversafe, a company creating a new technology to store the world�s data. Previously, Chris was the founding Chairman, President, and CEO of MusicNow where Mr. Gladwin built that company to 100,000 customers before its acquisition by Circuit City. MusicNow, whose venture financing was lead by New Enterprise Associates, provided digital music services that were marketed by distribution partners that included Best Buy, Clear Channel, Microsoft, SBC, Charter Communications and Earthlink. MusicNow has since been acquired by AOL.
Prior to MusicNow, Chris invented the wireless thin client and then was the founding Chairman, President, and CEO of Cruise Technologies, which became the dominant supplier of wireless thin client technology. Cruise Technologies, whose venture financing was lead by Battery Ventures, provided wireless thin clients that were marketed by distribution partners that included Motorola, IBM, Wyse, Telos, and Zenith Data Systems.
Mr. Gladwin is an inventor on over 30 issued and pending patents related to wireless remote interface and Internet service technology. Chris�s work has been consistently recognized by 16 industry awards for the products, services, and companies he has created. Chris holds an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.