Chris Baratta is Vice President, US at The Marque.
As Vice President, Chris is responsible for US-based operations, focusing on client engagement, business development, and profile management. Largely due to his background in education, Chris is an effective communicator who works regularly with clients to develop strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of their digital presence. He brings an extensive knowledge and aptitude in all forms of writing to The Marque, as well as expertise as an editor and researcher. This gives him a strong foundation in building clear, unique narratives for client profiles that present their wide breadth of professional roles and showcase their extensive work outside of their careers.
Chris spent seven years as a lecturer at the university level, teaching courses in literature, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, composition, and public speaking. He has had his work published in academic journals, pedagogy texts, and, among other mediums, essay collections. He also presented his work at numerous academic conferences, including NeMLA and ASL&E.
Other professional experience includes time as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant, working in the fields of education, business, and, among others, arts & culture. Chris' first professional role was as an analyst in the institutional investor group at Bank of America's headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Chris earned a PhD in English from Binghamton University, where he also received a dissertation-year fellowship. He also holds an MA in English and BS in Finance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.