Chris Glowacki is RainmakerThinking, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer and General Manger of its TalkAboutTheWork.com subsidiary.
A 20 year veteran of the media industry, Glowacki joins RainmakerThinking from Discovery Communications where, as a member of the global corporate development team, he was responsible for several recent acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to Discovery, Glowacki was the CEO of Plum TV, the lifestyle cable television network he cofounded in 2003. Glowacki developed the business plan for Plum and drove its expansion on basic cable into luxury resort markets across the country. Under Glowacki’s leadership Plum earned seven Emmy Awards and attracted such blue chip advertisers as American Express, Bank of America, Porsche, Land Rover, and Exxon Mobile.
Earlier in his career Glowacki spent over 10 years in a variety of roles at NBC. As Senior Vice President of Business Development for NBC’s Interactive Media Division he led investments and partnerships with some of the biggest Internet success stories such as Cnet and iVillage, and was named to Broadcasting and Cable’s “30 under 30″. He also served as Chief Strategist for CNBC and CNBC.com and was a board member of Archipelago, the nation’s first electronic stock market that later merged with the NYSE.
Glowacki holds a BA from Amherst College, and an MBA from The University of Michigan.