Named a maverick and mold breaker by SouthPark Magazine, Chris has written 8 books, and is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNC – Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte. Chris is also the Entrepreneur In Residence for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Chris severs 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. Chris started AvidXchange in 2000. AvidXchange, a business unicorn with a $1.4 billion value and is the 9th largest fintech company in the country with 1200+ employee.