Chrilleks’ President and Executive Creative Director, Chris Grubisa was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Canadian - Croatian Chamber of Commerce for the work he’s done and continues to do at Chrilleks.
Grubisa accepted this award in-front of his father who left Croatia and immigrated to Canada in his early 20s - he’s the reason Chris works so hard.
“Us kids of immigrate families learn resilience at an early age, we all would compare to others about not having much, but the truth is we’re all grateful to have had that experience because it shaped the people we are today.” says Chrilleks VP & co-founder, Aleks Lason. “Last night was a gift on so many levels. 🇨🇦❤️🇭🇷”
"An amateur filmmaker as a child, Christopher Grubisa honed his eye for moving images and laid the groundwork for creating style through exploring the electric city of Toronto through the lens of his father’s handycam. Christopher’s passion and creativity was further developed while attending the Sheridan College Media Arts program where he also met his future business partner, Aleksandra Lason.
Together, Chris and Aleks formed Chrilleks, one of Toronto’s very first digital agencies pushing social content. Within it’s first year of operation, Chrilleks managed to work alongside some of Canada’s largest corporations, including RedBull and Canadian Tire, and at one point developing and overseeing the creative of 114 videos for Canadian Tire's Digital Catalogue. In 2016, Chrilleks expanded to Los Angeles and continued to produce content for world renowned brands such as Kylie Cosmetics, Under Armor, Mountain Dew, Shopify, and RedBull Media House.
Chris was recently named one of Canada’s top 30 Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Leaders under 30 by Marketing Magazine and landed a showcase on the magazines from cover.
He also earned prestigious honors from The Telly Awards for Editing and Cinematography. Chris has successfully launched "Be Right Back Creating Something" a creative outlet under the Chrilleks Umbrella that focuses on his creative outlook and the disseminating content about the best tools in the media and arts industry.
Chrilleks is a multi award winning, full service digital agency that specializes in growing brands by producing unique and engagement social content through video and producing services, content management and engagement. When Chris is not traveling between Chrilleks’ offices Toronto and Los Angeles, and other locations around the world to capture in, his favorite place to visit is his father’s childhood home in Pula, Croatia to connect with his Croatian roots and family.
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