Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas
Christian Aaselund is executive vice president and chief technology officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA). He is responsible for the delivery, management, and operations of all technology services, applications, platforms, and solutions. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee, which develops overall corporate strategy in North America. Christian liaises with Clear Channel’s global information technology organization and collaborates to ensure alignment and optimization of the company’s overall technology systems and its future investments.
Christian brings nearly twenty years of technology and consulting experience to his current role. Prior to joining Clear Channel Outdoor, Christian owned an eponymously named consulting practice through which he counseled clients, ranging from start-ups to large-scale enterprises, on the issues of technology strategy, system implementation, and new product development. Previously, Christian was part of the leadership team at West Monroe Partners where he was responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy for the Customer Solutions practice, including business development, team management, consultant skill development and service delivery. Christian also previously served as founding partner of Acetta, a Seattle-based business and technology consultancy. During Acetta’s seven years of operation, Christian drove definition of the firm’s strategy and the evolution of its service offerings as it grew to a staff of 25 consultants, ultimately serving more than 100 clients across a broad range of industries in both the United States and Canada.
Christian is an accomplished and innovative technologist whose tactical implementation experience includes many years of consulting in the areas of CRM and business process improvement. He has managed the successful deployment of CRM technologies from a number of providers, including salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Onyx Software. His experience with CRM and front-office operations led to the development of a unique method for improving the performance of customer-facing business processes, which was eventually branded and marketed as “Turning Point.”
Christian graduated with a BA in Business Administration/Information Systems from the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business.