Chaz Giles

VP External Innovation, The Estée Lauder Companies

Through investments, incubation, and operating roles, Chaz has driven innovation across billion dollar brands and startups. He has translated ideas into profitable brands and built lean innovation organizations across multiple industries and geographies.


Having been on all sides of the table, Chaz brings a unique perspective to innovation and growth challenges. Chaz is currently the Global Head of External Innovation for Estee Lauder Companies reporting to the CTO.


Previously, he founded MomTrusted.com a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup. Prior to that, Chaz led early stage venture capital investments as a Director at Citi Ventures in Palo Alto. He joined Citi Ventures after starting his career at Procter & Gamble where he helped create one of P&G’s billion dollar brands and led their emerging market innovation at FutureWorks.


Chaz resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with is wife, daughter, and son and feeds his competitive appetite with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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