Chris Hummel

SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

United Rentals

Innovation driver Chris Hummel brings decades of proven business impact and value creation to his previous leadership role at Schneider Electric, where he serves as Chief Marketing Officer. With his recent work at Unify, Chris redefined the organization’s core value proposition by architecting a new business model for Project Ansible, a revolutionary, cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform that unifies and enriches vibrant conversations. In addition, Chris designed, planned and executed the re-introduction of the company formally known as Siemens Enterprise Communications with a complete re-brand under the name "Unify," a brand built around unifying communications for the new way to work. Hummel is a recognized thought leader and has extensive experience in global enterprise sales and marketing, having lived and worked in the United States and Germany, in addition to countries in Eastern Europe and Asia. Before joining Unify, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Field Marketing for SAP AG, where he managed an organization of more than 600 people that generated more than USD 7 billion annually in qualified opportunities. Prior to SAP, Hummel spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation in a number of senior sales, services and marketing roles. Hummel holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Tufts University and a Master's degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts in Medford, MA. He also studied at Durham University (UK) and the London Business School.