Leadership

Chris Ritchie

Chief Technology Officer

Chris has over 25 years of experience as a senior business and technology leader serving fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Fiserv. As Ministry Brands head of technology he is responsible for setting technology vision, overseeing technology operations and advancing technology solutions. He has deep experience with complex global project management and the Agile software development lifecycle. He has a passion for solving challenging customer problems by building world class teams, building innovative solutions, and establishing operations through the use of best practices.

Outside of work Chris enjoys an active life including outdoor sports, hunting, fishing and motor sports. He has been married over 25 years and enjoys spending time with his three wonderful kids. He also enjoys giving back to the inventor community as Founder of Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association.


  • Pat O’Donnell

    Managing Director

    As Managing Director, Pat is responsible for the management of all brands within the Ministry Brands portfolio.  Pat has over 25 years of senior leadership…
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  • Daniel Simmons

    EVP, Operations

    As the Executive Vice President of Operations, Daniel provides support to senior leadership for the overall business operations of Ministry Brands. Daniel is charged with…
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  • Pradeep Khandelwal

    EVP, Enterprise Division

    Pradeep has over 20 years of business transformation leadership experience, with a strategic focus on driving growth and performance.  As the EVP of the Enterprise…
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  • Maia Tihista

    EVP, Marketing

    As the EVP, Marketing, Maia is responsible for product marketing, corporate marketing, demand generation and marketing operations for all brands within the Ministry Brands portfolio. …
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  • David Chambless

    EVP, Sales

    David has 15 years in sales leadership. He is results-oriented with a passion for developing people, building organizations that scale, and refining business strategy with high-caliber…
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  • Chris Ritchie

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chris has over 25 years of experience as a senior business and technology leader serving fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Fiserv. As Ministry…
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  • Brian Seagraves

    Chief Product Officer

    As the Chief Product Officer, Brian drives product strategies to help our customers achieve their mission. He has an entrepreneurial background in web-based products and…
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  • Josh Weis

    EVP, Transaction Division

    As the EVP of the Transaction division, Josh is responsible for the management, operation, and expansion of transaction services within Ministry Brands, which include giving,…
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  • Jesse Craycraft

    EVP, Growth Division

    Jesse is passionate about inspiring & enabling his team to serve with tenacity and creativity. As the EVP of Growth division, Jesse is responsible for…
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  • Piotr Kadela

    VP, Sales Operations

    Piotr has over 15 years of experience as a strategy, sales, and operations leader working across industries and markets. He joins us from Lanyon Solutions…
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  • Kendra Longworth

    Director of Operations

    Kendra is the Director of Operations for Ministry Brands. She works alongside the leadership and human resources teams to ensure best practices in organizational well-being…
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