Chris is the founder of Strategize based in Christchurch. The firm specializes in helping business owners and their teams, in the long term, to thrive in any type of business climate. The Strategize team challenge business owners to understand every aspect of their business, evaluate what makes their organization unique, and leverage assets and team talents to make their businesses successful.
Chris started his first business in 1994 and has operated several successful businesses. Chris has direct experience with day-to-day business challenges faced by most business owners and he has helped many businesses take advantage of business growth opportunities.
For the last 18 years Chris has specialised in working with fast growing businesses. He has worked with over 240 businesses across NZ including automotive workshops, automotive parts, cafes, catering, construction, earth-moving, education resources, electricians, engraving, fastening supplies, fitness, finance, graphic design, importing, insurance, kitchen joinery, office furniture, blind manufacturing, timber, real estate, web design, and many more. Many of these businesses have achieved outstanding results including being among the fastest growing businesses in NZ.
Chris is very focused on fast growth companies and working with several businesses growing over 300% over 3 years. These businesses include construction, building, steel fabrication, professional services and electrical contracting. This has included merger and acquisition and franchising.
Chris completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Management and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993. In the early part of his career he worked as a Management Accountant and Financial Controller. Chris spent 7 years as a Project Manager implementing business and IT improvement projects. Chris completed a Master Project Management Degree in 2000 with Telecom NZ.
Chris is married and had two fast growing children based in Christchurch. Chris enjoys running, biking and skiing.