Chief Advisory Officer
Chris Malone is Relational Capital Group’s Chief Advisory Officer. He leads our Advisory Services practice that helps clients strengthen the customer, colleague and brand relationships that drive their business performance.
An accomplished senior leader, with over 20 years of sales, marketing and organizational leadership experience, Chris has a track record of driving growth and profitability at leading organizations such as Choice Hotels, ARAMARK, Coca-Cola, the National Basketball Association, and Procter & Gamble.
Chris most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with over 6,000 hotels open worldwide. At Choice, Chris led the company’s 800 person global consumer marketing, worldwide travel industry sales, e-commerce and reservations organization. Previously Chris served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for ARAMARK Corporation, a multinational food, facility and uniform services enterprise with over $12 billion in revenue annually. Prior to joining ARAMARK, he was a co-founder and principal consultant at Zyman Marketing Group, a marketing strategy consultancy offering brand building, business strategy and growth acceleration services to companies across a number of industries.
Chris holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.