Chris Rantamaki

Exec Director, TV + Video



    Science fiction lover, aspiring Luddite, budding survivalist and Canadian-turned-Californian, Chris Rantamaki is the perfect man to helm your television kingdom or to make you a killer Bloody Mary in the bunker once Kingdom Comes. Chris’s cocktail skills were not learned by choice but honed after he lost almost his entire college tuition on a well-intentioned business idea (no one is sure quite what that was, but we’re guessing he lost his shirt — and perhaps his hair — thanks to the Flowbee).

    Things have been looking up ever since. After graduating from the University of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Chris has now overseen and driven ratings on several long-running, returnable series for various networks, including hits like Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, and Naked and Afraid (for Discovery) and Ink Master, Bar Rescue and Tattoo Nightmares (for Spike TV). And, despite having no ink himself, Chris has become somewhat of a pioneer in the tattoo television space. 

    At OZY, Chris hopes to utilize all of the skills he’s learned over the course of his career to assist in turning the company into an iconic brand and household name (and hopefully to make everyone a stiff drink once life returns to normal). He enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains with his bullmastiff, Chewie, eating breakfast and dreaming of life in a rustic lake cabin in Northern Canada.

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