Chris has been an entrepreneur with experience as a COO and CFO in healthcare, life science, and higher education. He founded several successful businesses funded from angel investors, federal grants, and bootstrap revenues. Chris has also served on the Board of Directors of one of the top Entrepreneurial Accelerators in the Southeast US and as an advisor to corporate business innovation groups. Chris earned a BA with Distinction from Cornell University and an MHS with a concentration in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also has an MBA Certificate in Technology & Entrepreneurship from the Riverbend Technology Institute at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.