|Purdue University, Bachelor of Science (BS)||2001|
|Computer Graphic Technology / Computer Programming Technology|
A serial entrepreneur with companies spanning more than 10 years, Chris was raised in an entrepreneurial home. He got a taste for using the internet to build huge dedicated audiences with family businesses selling gourmet housewares online, helping create a multi-million dollar online store from a traditionally in-store-only product.
Over the years Chris has founded, run, and eventually sold a number of small businesses. Most notably, however, was when he launched Podcast Alley in 2004, the first and most well-known podcast directory. A pioneer in the podcast industry, he worked with iTunes to provide them with their first directory of podcasts to pre-populate their store and to foster the adoption of podcasting by their growing base of iPod users. Soon after, Chris helped launch PodShow (now Mevio) as a founding member, helping grow to over 50 million views per month (a comScore top 20 multimedia company). He now works as VP of Product & Engagement at change:healthcare and is Co-Founder of CarlSays.com, Checkd.In and is a Managing Director at Jumpstart Foundry. Chris received a BA from Purdue University in 2001.