Hi 👋🏻,

Chris Stroud sitting on a park bench in Toronto in the spring of 2023.

My name is Chris. Nice to meet you. This has been my personal website since 2008 and serves as my digital hub.

I’m currently the Director of Business Operations & Data Science @ Xola, a painter, husband, dog dad, and a lifelong health and fitness enthusiast.

In the past, I’ve competed in the CrossFit Games, earned an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and spent 2021 and 2022 driving across North America as a digital nomad.

I split my time between San Francisco and Toronto. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to chat about stuff.

Vocations: Business, Fitness, Painting

A glimpse into where I like to spend my time.

BizOps & Data
Current Career (2014 – present)

In 2014, I transitioned from a career in fitness to business by enrolling in graduate school. Since then, I have primarily worked with B2B SaaS companies, focusing on bridging business operations with data analytics.

My entrepreneurial background has equipped me with exceptional organizational skills, the ability to excel in uncertain environments, and the capacity to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy. I possess a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude, complemented by a strategy-oriented mindset. This combination has been crucial in successfully delivering cross-departmental initiatives and programs across multiple quarters and years.

Fitness & Athletic Training
Previous Career (2008 – 2014)

In my previous career, I worked as a CrossFit/Athletic Trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Cal State East Bay.

During my undergraduate studies and for a few years afterward, I started and managed my own small business of one for 5 years. I had 1-1 personal trainings clients, group classes, summer boot camps, corporate wellness programs, and online content such as programs, articles, and a newsletters with a few thousand readers.

It was a hustle and a grind and I loved every moment of it.

Archive of fitness content created for my online clients between 2010-2014.

Abstract Painting
Creative Work

I’ll be sharing my first collection of paintings sometime in 2024.