Christa Ventikos

Founder & CEO Ventikos Associates

Christa has over 20 years of recruiting high profile executives in the emerging digital technology, media and entertainment space for venture-backed, private equity, and established Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Christa was Director of Executive Search at AOL Time Warner, where she hired hundreds of executives across the enterprise including AOL, Court TV, Turner, Warner Music Group, and Time Warner Cable.

Prior to joining AOL Time Warner, Christa was the Director of Executive Search at CMGI, an Internet incubator, where she formed and managed an internal search team that hired executive talent for 17 diverse Internet companies. She conducted executive searches domestically and internationally across many functional areas: Creative Services, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Board and Technology. Prior to CMGI, Christa recruited for an array of companies such as American Express, Siemens, Fidelity Investments and GE.

Christa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language and International Trade from Southern Illinois University. She also studied Economics at the University of Mainz in Germany. Christa is a Board Advisor for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.