Chris Bolte co-founded Paysa in 2015 with the goal of enabling employees to optimize the value of their careers, across their full career arc. In his role as CEO, Bolte has kept the company focused on creating value for Paysa users by providing them with personalized and actionable tools, insights, and research so that they can understand what they are actually worth in the market today, and how to meet or exceed it.
Throughout his career, Chris has built products and businesses to help companies engage with targeted consumers across multiple platforms, from national and cable television to online display and search advertising. Prior to Paysa, Chris was VP of customer acquisition and retention for Walmart Labs, where he was responsible for building and managing Walmart’s demand generation platforms, including SEM, SEO, affiliate, email, targeting and personalization as well as their WMX ad platform. He came to Walmart from Kosmix Right Health, a customer-focused health information property that, prior to its acquisition by Walmart, was one of the most-visited health properties in the world.
He joined Kosmix Right Health from Datapop, a company he co-founded, which specialized in performance-based targeted advertising. Prior to that, Chris was vice president of strategic alliances at Overture Services Inc., responsible for sales strategy, channel sales (including technology sales) and development and monetization of new products. Overture was acquired by Yahoo! in 2003, at which point Chris became Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Yahoo!. He developed performance-based advertising products for Yahoo! and ran channel sales, strategy and operations for its advertising division.