Chris Statt’s hair started to turn gray when he was 16 years old, maybe in anticipation of the busy 18 years of agency life to come. Although we think it suits him, it is surely a testament to how tirelessly he has worked over the course of his career. As Chief Operating Officer, Chris is a key member of our agency’s leadership team and a huge advocate for improved planning, pricing, delivery and profit. His primary areas of oversight are finance, project management, technology, human resources and administration.
After joining Luckie as the CFO in 2012, Chris set to work on creating financial projections and budgets, updating accounting and operating systems, and empowering the leadership team with actionable financial and operational insights. Those who know him know how meticulous he is. From growing Luckie’s in-house technology teams to developing the agency’s strategic operating initiatives and tracking, Chris says he’s doing all this for our clients and the Luckie team. But we think he may have an unhealthy addiction to spreadsheets, scorecards, charts and graphs.
As a native of Rochester, N.Y., Chris is proud to be the only Yankee in his immediate family – his wife is from Tennessee and his three young children were born in Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo and is perhaps the only Buffalo Bulls and Buffalo Bills fan residing in the state of Alabama. When he’s away from the office and his spreadsheets, Chris also enjoys traveling and hiking.
With Luckie since: 2012
Expertise: Finance management, project management and digital development areas (among many others)
Key client experience: McKee Foods, ViiV Healthcare, Regions, Alabama Power, Char-Broil, Prudential Realty, Lundbeck, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Rich Products Corporation, Swatch, Colony Homes, Triumph Motorcycles, Gameplan Financial, Bowen Family Homes, Pulte Homes, Pathway Communities, Georgia Tourism, Georgia Department of Transportation, Snapper, Gwinnett Medical Center, SCANA Energy