In his roles as executive, entrepreneur, consultant and eLearning expert, Chris has spent the last 27 years successfully guiding and growing organizations, developing leaders and teams, and building individual brands.
Chris’s consulting practice focuses on assisting organizations with strategic planning, team and leadership development, executive coaching and eLearning programming. A sample of his clients include: The Bay Area Council, Center for Care Innovations, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (Google), Sounds True, San Francisco Zen Center, Evolving Wisdom (where he also served as interim CMO and CDO as part of his consultancy), MaestroConference, The ManKind Project and Meridian University.
Prior to founding his own practice, Chris was Director of Client Partnerships and a partner at RightNow Consulting were he worked with clients across the country to assist them in executing specific business growth strategies primarily focusing on building, training and managing sales teams.
Earlier in his career Chris spent over 12 years in the travel industry: serving as COO and VP of Sales of Grand Expeditions where he helped grow revenue from zero to $120 million in 3 years; and President and Owner of Nature Expeditions International where he grew revenue 400% in 6 years.
Chris also spent 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry where he worked for Allergan Pharmaceuticals (Fortune #380) and Boehringer Mannheim Pharmaceuticals. He worked in product marketing, international business development and outside sales during his time with these two companies.
Chris is a seasoned group facilitator, and an invited motivational speaker for a variety of events including national conferences, corporate rallies and business meetings. He is an avid hiker, cyclist, scuba diver, golfer and intrepid traveler with over 45 countries under his belt.
He is also passionate about his volunteer work with The ManKind Project where he has served on the national board for many years. He also serves as a director on the Board of MaestroConference.
Chris graduated from Stanford University where he studied Political Science and Economics. He lives with his wife in Northern California.