Christine Drury

Christine Drury

Location: Oakland, CA


With over 20 years of tenure spanning leadership in media, entertainment, technology, and financial services, Chris is renowned for her expertise in building and leading high-performing teams, innovating products, and driving global business expansion. As an operations and strategy leader at Visa, Inc., Chris played a pivotal role in expanding the billion-dollar product division, spearheading the global rollout of ApplePay and SamsungPay, and revitalizing Visa's sales strategy. Her efforts resulted in substantial revenue growth and enhanced leadership training programs.

Chris's versatility is evident in her experience with diverse company sizes, from giants like Meta to Series A startups. She has been recognized for establishing teams that not only achieve but exceed targets, fostering a culture that boosts employee satisfaction, retention, and productivity.

Early in her career, Chris honed her skills in Technology and Strategic Investments. A notable highlight was collaborating with the late Clay Christensen, author of "The Innovator's Dilemma," to establish an innovation practice at Hearst Communications, Inc. Beyond her corporate achievements, Chris contributes as an advisor to numerous startups and as a mentor at the Plug and Play Innovation Center in Silicon Valley. She has served on advisory committees for the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and Women in Payments, demonstrating her commitment to fostering professional growth in diverse fields.
Chris's community involvement extends from mentoring middle school students to guiding professionals. In her leisure time, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and hiking, cherishing moments with her husband and their two golden retrievers.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Change Management
  • Internal Coaching Strategy
  • Onboarding
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Women & Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence

Industry Experience

  • Capital Projects & Infrastructure
  • Financial Services
  • High Tech
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Professional Services
  • Startups


  • English
  • German


  • Penn State University - BA,

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