Named a maverick and mold breaker by Charlotte, NC, SouthPark Magazine, Chris has written 8 books, 2 he really likes and countless articles with tons of spelling errors, and is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNC – Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte. He was given the title of Innovation Evangelist by his peers.
Chris serves on the board of four startups and as a strategic advisor to Kingsmen Software Products and 2ULandry and travels the country speaking on the topics of startup success, innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, technology, blockchain and automation. He is also the Entrepreneur In Residence for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Chris helped start AvidXchange (www.avidxchange.com) in 2000. AvidXchange, a business unicorn with a $1.4 billion value and is the 9th largest fintech company in the country with 1200+ employees.
Chris is an Alumni of UNC Charlotte. He lives in Lake Wylie SC, where business, 4 kids and a wife keep him very busy.