Director, Native American & Interactive Services
Chris Irwin joined The Innovation Group in January of 2013 and has developed and expanded on many of his research and analytical skills during this time.
As a director based out of the firm’s Denver office, Chris’s primary work focuses on the Native American sector, working with dozens of Tribes and First Nations in both the U.S. and Canada, and expanding their presence not only in the gaming industry but in other hospitality and leisure ventures, as well. Since joining the company, he has conducted a large number of market analyses, financial forecasts, economic impact studies, and diversification strategies for clients in the gaming and hospitality industries. Though he handles most of The Innovation Group’s Native American work, he has also collaborated on some of the company’s international projects, providing market research for feasibility studies and white papers.
Chris contributes to Emerging Leaders of Gaming, a program formed by The Innovation Group to turn today’s young executives into tomorrow’s industry leaders, and he writes articles about the “40 Under 40” award recipients for Global Gaming Business Magazine.
Chris graduated from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Finance, and is in the middle of getting his MBA from the University of Denver.