Chris Poel

Head of Development
River Island

Chris Poel started as a one man band in the 90s, leading international development teams since aged 20. From aged 15 he was designing, copywriting and developing digital media for national publications and emerging markets before running operations on behalf of a Pirelli customer engagement platform in several countries. After founding – as CTO – and selling a US based customer engagement and professional sports services ticketing company Chris took positions in financial services companies before finding his happy place as Head of Development for River Island, where he enjoys capitalising on the choice of GoLang within AWS, over a largely event driven service estate. ‚Äč