Informal Interactions with Chris Downie

As the CEO of a fast-paced company, in an industry where we are always “switched on,” how do you unplug and create time and space to be offline outside of working hours?

I spend my time outside of work on two fronts. With my family, I’ve got a daughter who’s 15 now and growing quickly, so I’m committing as much time and energy to her as I can before she’s off into the world of college and beyond. And with sports, I’m a competitive guy by nature, and I’ve gotten into playing pickleball, which I hear is the fastest-growing sport in the country. And I play tennis on occasion as well. Generally speaking, I enjoy the competitive nature of the game and keep myself focused on winning!