Director, Native American & Interactive Services
Chris Irwin has developed and expanded on many of his research and analytical skills since joining The Innovation Group in January of 2013.
As a director based out of the firm’s Denver office, Chris has established a thorough understanding of the Native American sector through working with dozens of tribes and first nations in both the U.S. and Canada, expanding their presence not only in the gaming industry but in other hospitality and leisure ventures, as well. He continues to provide top notch consulting services that include feasibility and market assessments for casinos, hotels, meeting and entertainment venues, convenience stores, and more, his specialty for The Innovation Group being golf course market assessments.
In addition to work in Indian Country, he has also completed numerous studies for commercial clients in the U.S. as well as for clients in Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. Chris has been broadening his knowledge base to include the European markets, developing an increased understanding of the nuances that set those markets apart from the rest of the world.
Chris graduated from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Finance, and he enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, hunting, and spending time with his family, including his dogs.