"Chris was a key member of the marketing leadership team at RedPrairie. Under his creative direction, we refreshed the brand, integrated several acquisitions, and launched a new website. Chris is a talented manager, and has one of the best design eyes I've encountered. He's never come across a deadline he can't make, and works tirelessly to deliver high-quality, polished products. I was impressed not only by his creativity, but by his judgment as a Creative Director and manager. I have seen him make difficult decisions under pressure, and believe the aplomb he demonstrated will serve him well in his career. I hope to work with Chris again."
Carol O'Kelley, Chief Marketing Officer at RedPrairie
"In my 25 years in high-tech marketing I have never worked with someone with Chris' creative vision, tenacity, and work ethic. Chris brings relentless energy to his job every day, and his willingness to take creative risks and apply them with solid composition standards-- within brand guidelines -- makes him far and away the most effective Creative Director I know. He compliments his creative skills with strong technical aptitude and an ability to work with people that consistently results in high-impact work delivered on time, on budget, every time. I enthusiastically and sincerely recommend Chris for any opportunity he should choose to pursue."
Dave Bruno, Director, Corporate Messaging at RedPrairie
"I had the pleasure of working with Chris on numerous marketing programs at both Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie. He provided creative solutions and effectively managed his team to avoid roadblocks and ensure that programs were delivered on time and on budget. While Chris has incredible graphic design skills, his true value comes from his ability to motivate and direct his team, manage an unreasonable number of projects, balance requirements from multiple stakeholders and conceptualize and produce deliverables that are aesthetically pleasing while still meeting business objectives and ensuring the highest return on the marketing investment. He would be an asset to any company."
Malinda Wilkinson, Vice President, Marketing Programs at RedPrairie
"As part of the Manhattan Associates Marketing team, I had an opportunity to work with Chris on a number of large initiatives, as well as day-to-day management of the creative services project flow. Not only is Chris a creative thinker with excellent graphic design skills, he excels at managing people and building a strong, cohesive team. Even when faced with major project requirements with unrealistic timelines, Chris was always able to lead his team to produce quality deliverables that met project objectives—on time and on budget. And, his positive attitude and demeanor make it a real pleasure to work with him! I highly recommend Chris for any position that requires strong project management and creative execution skills."
Marie Goodman, Marketing Project & Content Manager at Manhattan Associates
"While at Manhattan Associates, I rarely executed a successful marketing campaign without the creative talent and direction of Chris Cottos. To this day, I reference many of those campaigns as examples of best practices and there success was due in large part to the creative collaboration of Chris and the team he managed. I consult with Chris to this day and count on him as a valued resource when conceptualizing new programs I am developing."
Chris Durkin, Director, Marketing at SAP America