Author of 8 books and over 600 articles, Chris has learned that experience is one of the best teachers. Chris started his career in finance and human resources and has helped build several startup technology companies like early dotcoms MTS (1996) and carrershop.com (1998). His current venture with AvidXchange has given him the corporate ride of his life. As one of AvidXchange’s founders, in 2000, Chris has played roles in support, training, testing, development, project management, consulting, sales, marketing, and management. Chris is a teacher leading efforts at AvidXchange’s internal university training new employees, acquisitions and partners as well as being an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte.
His greatest pride, however, comes from over 250 annual lectures and presentations he gives to business, sales, accounting and finance professionals. Chris speaks on the topics of startup success, sales, presentation skills, change entrepreneurship, automation and AvidXchange. Audiences always leave with something that can improve their lives and businesses and he does not apologize for being entertaining.