Christa Freeland has eight years of experience running a wide breadth and depth of business and marketing operations. She focuses her efforts working workforce and workplace of the future, early-stage companies, emerging markets, sharing economy and gig economy.
She was appointed to the committee for the City of Austin's Grant for Technology Opportunities Program 2017. She also participated in Project Entrepreneur in NYC, an exclusive joint venture program by UBS and Rent the Runway.
Christa has served as an Austin community leader and sponsor of local organizations such as Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Austin Under 40.
She has shown strong intuition, ambition, and talent for communications early in her life, creating websites in 2003 and taking on leadership roles on the high school yearbook staff at age sixteen.
Christa is a cofounder and CEO of Switch Cowork, a startup that converts under-utilized bars and restaurants into shared work spaces during the day.Christa is also currently a member of the leadership team at Powershift Group, a startup studio led by lifetime entrepreneurs that found, fund, and build global technology companies.
She has worked with noted business leaders such as John Battelle, Karen Hughes and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Christa has also collaborated on new business development projects with top executives from EY, Alibaba Group, Sands Corporation, and Andreessen Horowitz.
FeaturedChrista has spoken at The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, local organizations events, and has features in the following publications:
- Switch Cowork "Workplace and Workforce of the Future" Blog / Switch Cowork at World Entrepreneur of the Year
- HFF's "The Advisor" / When Coworking Meets Retail- Built in Austin / How To Make Friends At Your Coworking Space- Community Impact / Coworking Spaces Are Turning Austin's Office Environment On Its Head
- Eater Austin / Burn Pizza + Bar Turns Into Coworking Space During the Day- Built in Austin / This Startup Wants to Turn Austin's Restaurants into Coworking Spaces During the Day- Community Impact / An Entrepreneur is Turning Unused Austin Restaurant Space
- AustinInno / This Startup Wants You To Swipe Your Way Right Into a New Professional Network- WeWork / Tips For Planning a Head Clearing Weekend- Huffington Post / Using Social Media To Find a Job- Tech Cocktail / Startup Women Show Us What They Wear To Work- Entrepreneur Magazine / 10 Phrases Need To Be Banned From the Office- CIO Online / 4 Tips For Creating Business Videos Customer Will Want to Watch
Christa can be reached by submitting a form via the "Contact" button below or via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christafreeland