Chris Surrey

VP of Creative Strategy & Business Development – Paintbox Labs


As part of our strategic partnership with PaintBox Labs and as a creative visionary and strategist, Chris has focused his creative talents on integration of new, interactive and entertainment media. He established PaintBox Laboratories, LLC in 2006, after 15+ years of multicultural and general market experience. Prior to PaintBox, Chris worked for several of the top advertising agencies including PACE Communications, GlobalHue, R2C Group, SpikeDDB, Digitas, Momentum, MRM//McCann, Cline Davis Mann, TBWA/Chiat/Day, UniWorld Group, Deutsch, Havas, and Ogilvy & Mather.

Chris has served as a creative consultant to several agencies on new business acquisitions. More recently, helping PACE secure the FY17 holiday in-store radio production campaign for Walmart and GlobalHue land their first digital assignment with St. Jude’s Research Hospital. In addition, his work in 2003, helped McClain Finlon Advertising win the $20 million Budget Truck Rental account and The Cartel Group (a Hispanic agency in San Antonio) win the $10 million Church’s Chicken account. Both efforts generated new revenue flow for the agencies totaling millions of dollars.