Christopher Kim

Christopher Kim

Works at:

Coffeebreak, Inc.

Location in:

San Francisco Bay Area, United States

Christopher Kim

Christophers connections

Currently

Works at:
Coffeebreak, Inc.
Location in:
San Francisco Bay Area, United States

Bio

Passionate about technology and innovation, I was a founding member and the Head of US Operations at a mobile commerce startup called Origami (http://origami.co), which raised $5M and was selected as iTunes App Store 2013 App of the Year in Japan.

Prior to joining the world of technology, I was a (Quantitative) Marketing Ph.D. student at the Columbia Business School where I worked closely with the world’s leading marketing scholars to develop quantitative (economic & statistical) models of marketing phenomena. Prior to Ph.D., I served as an associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, and consultant at Deloitte.

I like products that help us worry less and smile more.

Christopher speaks

  • English
  • Korean
  • Japanese

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Work

2014 – present

Founder

Coffeebreak, Inc.
  • • Coffeebreak is an anonymous chat app for professionals, with focus on 1:1 personal advice
  • • In search of a full-stack developer well-versed in the MEAN stack to join the team and together create a world where giving and/or receiving personal advice is super easy
2012 – 2013
(Jun – Sep)

Founding Member – Product & Marketing

Origami
  • • Selected as iTunes App Store 2013 App of the Year in Japan, Origami (http://origami.co) allows users to discover new shops and products based on their location, interests, and social graph; raised $5 million in Series A round
  • • As the Head of US Operations, recruited and directed 13 MBA interns from Columbia, Northwestern and NYU and built relationships with over 200 designer brands and media companies such as Riedel, MoMA and Condé Nast
  • • Led the marketing efforts for the enterprise: defined target customers and products, led social media marketing campaigns, designed customer loyalty programs, etc.
  • • Measured and analyzed KPIs including DAU, ARPU, purchase rates, retention rates, etc. using SQL and Mixpanel; created and maintained user and revenue growth models highlighting the key sources of organic and paid growth
2010 – 2012

PhD Student / Research Assistant

Columbia Business School
  • • Worked closely with the world's leading marketing scholars from Columbia University, University of Chicago, and Stanford University to develop quantitative (economic/mathematical/statistical) models of marketing phenomena and tested hypotheses about consumer behavior.
  • • Using individual level purchase data, performed empirical research analyzing and predicting consumer behaviors. Presented results at academic seminars. Prepared manuscripts for publication.
2009
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Intern

Goldman Sachs
2008 – 2009
(Jul – May)

Associate Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
2007
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Associate

Deloitte
2006
(Sep – Nov)

Intern

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Work

2014 – present

Founder

Coffeebreak, Inc.
  • • Coffeebreak is an anonymous chat app for professionals, with focus on 1:1 personal advice
  • • In search of a full-stack developer well-versed in the MEAN stack to join the team and together create a world where giving and/or receiving personal advice is super easy
2012 – 2013
(Jun – Sep)

Founding Member – Product & Marketing

Origami
  • • Selected as iTunes App Store 2013 App of the Year in Japan, Origami (http://origami.co) allows users to discover new shops and products based on their location, interests, and social graph; raised $5 million in Series A round
  • • As the Head of US Operations, recruited and directed 13 MBA interns from Columbia, Northwestern and NYU and built relationships with over 200 designer brands and media companies such as Riedel, MoMA and Condé Nast
  • • Led the marketing efforts for the enterprise: defined target customers and products, led social media marketing campaigns, designed customer loyalty programs, etc.
  • • Measured and analyzed KPIs including DAU, ARPU, purchase rates, retention rates, etc. using SQL and Mixpanel; created and maintained user and revenue growth models highlighting the key sources of organic and paid growth
2010 – 2012

PhD Student / Research Assistant

Columbia Business School
  • • Worked closely with the world's leading marketing scholars from Columbia University, University of Chicago, and Stanford University to develop quantitative (economic/mathematical/statistical) models of marketing phenomena and tested hypotheses about consumer behavior.
  • • Using individual level purchase data, performed empirical research analyzing and predicting consumer behaviors. Presented results at academic seminars. Prepared manuscripts for publication.
2009
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Intern

Goldman Sachs
2008 – 2009
(Jul – May)

Associate Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
2007
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Associate

Deloitte
2006
(Sep – Nov)

Intern

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Education

2010 – 2012

Columbia Business School

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2009 – 2010

University of Oxford

Masters
2004 – 2008

Northwestern University

BA

Clubs

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