Herrington Lecture

2014 Past Lecturer

Chris CadieuxChris Cadieux
Co-founder, Riverbend Partners

[ News Release ]

For more than two decades, Chris Cadieux has built a distinguished career as a top marketing and operations management professional while serving in various leadership capacities at QuikTrip, one of the nation's largest and most respected convenience store chains.

During his career, Cadieux was on the management team for QuikTrip's store operations and marketing functions, including broadcast production. He later oversaw its advertising, digital marketing and non-traditional marketing initiatives, including sponsorships, interactive marketing and event promotions. He was one of three employees involved in the startup of its QT Kitchens subsidiary, which today is revolutionizing the company's convenience store offerings. He retired from QuikTrip in 2012 after 20 years of service, but remains engaged with the company through his service on its Board of Directors.

His broad business background additionally includes the mid-1990s development of Christopher Sound and Vision, a production company with recording studios, video production, interactive development and streaming media. He also is a founding member of the Riverbend Partners consulting group.

Cadieux received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma in 1982. He later portrayed Will Parker in the beloved Tulsa-area production of "Oklahoma!" at Discoveryland Theater in 1982-83 and 1986.

He has been active with area non-profits, including past service as public relations chair for Leadership Tulsa, vice chairman of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust and president of the Board of Visitors for the College of Fine Arts at OU, where was honored with the University of Oklahoma Regents Award.