Chris Perrins is the dynamic Chief Technology Officer of fast-growing UK sportswear brand, Gymshark. Chris specialises in e-commerce technology and operations.
Before his current appointment, Chris was Gymshark's Chief Operating Officer, having previously served as Finance Director when he was responsible for managing the company’s financial performance.
Between 2015 and 2016 Chris headed up Gymshark’s finance and operations. He was responsible for managing the two divisions whilst ensuring that Gymshark remained profitable during its unprecedented growth in 2016. In the same year Gymshark was recognised as the United Kingdom's fastest growing company by The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 awards.
Adding to the list of significant roles Chris has held that have contributed to Gymshark’s success, he also worked as Finance Manager, when he established the brand’s finance team. In his first role at Gymshark he was Accounts Executive, responsible for implementing the organisation’s first ERP system. In addition he handled the consolidation of stock reporting in order to support growth and improve customer experience.
Prior to his career at Gymshark, Chris was Accounts Executive at The Sports HQ Group where he oversaw daily accounting tasks, monthly reconciliations and reporting. He spent two years in this role before joining Gymshark.
Chris is a Certified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an international professional accounting body. In 2019 Chris was recognised as one of Drapers '30 Under 30' next generation of fashion retail leaders.
In addition to his Chartered Accountant certification, Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Accounting from Exeter University.