Cantina is thrilled to announce that Darryl Gehly is joining as its Chief Strategy Officer. Gehly will work closely with Cantina’s clients and executive team to help drive its next phase of growth.
“Cantina’s goal is to make a positive business impact for our clients. To do this, we need to deeply understand the forces driving change in our clients’ businesses: Why they need to change? How they need to change? Results they hope to achieve? What they need to do to get there? We’ve brought on Darryl Gehly as our Chief Strategy Officer to ensure that Cantina continues to deliver world-class capabilities and services for its clients as the digital landscape evolves. Darryl has an impressive background and track record in leading and driving strategy, innovation, and digital transformation. We are very excited to have him join our team, and we are looking forward to introducing him to our clients.” - Matt Chisholm, Chief Executive Officer
Gehly is a 20-year veteran in digital transformation and has worked with many leading brands such as Coca-Cola, IBM, Mastercard, Adidas, Samsung, New England Patriots, and Lego to help them connect with customers and evolve their businesses. His unique background includes customer experience strategy and design, digital product and channel development, e-commerce and content marketing, and digital product design and development.
“Businesses have been experimenting with digital for the past several decades, but disruption continues all around them at a breakneck pace. Companies have to get serious and invest a proper amount of energy and thinking towards reinvention or they risk being blindly disrupted. Change is happening faster than ever. Knowing how to best connect and serve your customers requires transformative thinking and looking at the world through the eyes of your customers. I’ve been immensely impressed with Cantina’s customer-centered focus on designing and building products and services for its clients, and I believe that Cantina is exceptionally well positioned to help its clients win. I look forward to working with Cantina’s clients to help them continue to successfully innovate,” said Gehly.
In addition to working with leading brands and companies, Gehly has worked with innovative start-ups and he has successfully built, grown and sold a digital agency. He was most recently Executive Vice President at Skyword, Inc. and prior to that he was President at Isobar. In his spare time he serves as a mentor for MIT’s Venture Mentor Service, and loves all things innovation, design, and tech. When he is not working, he spends time traveling with his wife Katy and son Sam, and he is also an avid photographer.
Since being founded in 2007, Cantina has established a market-leading reputation in innovation, design, and software engineering. Based in Boston, Cantina’s clients have a global footprint and are some of the most innovative and high-growth companies in the world. By bringing Darryl Gehly on board, Cantina is well positioned for future growth and continuing to serve its clients with best-in-class capabilities and services in strategy, design, and development.