Christopher Faust

Chris Faust is a successful entrepreneur, proven brand and business builder, marketing and communications executive, messaging and positioning strategist, leadership mentor, social impact thinker and change agent.

Throughout his career, Chris has helped establish and grow industry-leading brands, build and manage high-performance teams, lead and execute M&A transactions and drive transformational change.

Chris is the Founder & CEO of Fastlane, a full-service branding, digital, content and development firm. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of Breakthrough Communications, a boutique marketing communications and public relations consultancy, which he sold to PFS. Chris also serves on Boards and Advisory Councils past and present, including Crispy Green, MENG (now AMA’s Executive Circle) and IABC-NJ.

Earlier in his career, Chris was the Head of Communications for Lincoln Financial Distributors and the Vice President of Marketing Communications for InterWorld Corporation. He was also the first Partner with the esteemed Merritt Group in Northern, VA and began his career with Burson-Marsteller in NYC, the number one reputation management firm in the world at the time.

Chris received a B.A. in Mass Communications with a Minor in Public Relations from the University of Delaware. He is a member of the AMA Executive Circle, Forbes Agency Council and past three time judge for Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Big Apple Awards and present judge for the Virtual Event Institute 2021 Awards.