Christian Spinillo

Christian Spinillo

Christian Spinillo

Christian, a New Jersey native, is an award-winning technology leader, previously holding leadership roles at multiple start-ups and award-winning advertising agencies like Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Doner. Throughout his career, he has focused on large scale product platforms and experiential marketing, exposing him to many alternative interfaces. Over the last 4 years, Christian has focused almost entirely on voice-first technologies, having written multiple patents for voice-first products and platforms. In 2019, Christian co-founded VoiceSquared, a measurement and personalization platform for voice experiences. When he’s not focused on VoiceSquared, you’ll find Christian farming with his wife, Kate, and son, Luca, on 30 acres in mid-Michigan. They own and manage Ham Sweet Farm, where they raise pastured heritage hogs and poultry.

For more, keep up with Christian at christianspinillo.com.

Presentations

Leadership By Design 2019

​Praise the Lard! Farming Saved My Life

Years of 80+ hour weeks finally took their toll on me, and I lost complete control of my bipolar, and subsequently who I was. I forgot that my good fortune as the son of a 15-year-old Italian immigrant exposed me to a connection with food and the earth seldom found in this country. I knew that I needed to get back to having my hands in the dirt and growing my food. Fast forward to farming 35+ hours a week while still holding down a VP level position at a leading start-up, and six years later running a farm with my wife and son.

Ham Sweet Farm is now a 30 member meat CSA, which stands for Community-Supported Agriculture, and one of a handful of small farms across the country working to preserve and save the American Guinea Hog, a heritage hog breed considered “threatened” by The Livestock Conservancy. In addition to the CSA, you’ll find Ham Sweet Farm pork on menus from anywhere from mid-Michigan to Chicago.

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