Mr. Chris Downie is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at SparkPeople. He also is an Angel Investor. He founded SparkPeople in 2001 after spending five years as a special projects manager with eBay. He served as Board Member at ConnXus. Previously, Chris co-founded Jump which operated an online auction site called Up4Sale. He started his career with consumer product giant Procter & Gamble. Chris earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati.