For the last 16 years Chris has specialised in working with fast growing businesses. He has worked as a Business Strategy Partner with over 200 businesses in the Canterbury region over the last 14 years. These clients have included 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.
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 Financial Controller, Management Accountant and Auditor.
Chris spent 7 years as a professional project manager implementing business improvement projects with budgets to $10M focusing on customer service, acquisition and mergers, finance and information technology process improvement. He also completed a Masters in Project Management Degree in 2000.
Chris is very focused on fast growth companies and working with several businesses growing over 300% a year for the last 5 years. These businesses include equipment rental, construction, building, specialized structures, steel fabrication, professional services and electrical contracting.
Chris started his first business in 1994 consulting to companies in England. He has started and operated several professional service businesses and large family construction 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.
He is also a director and shareholder of several fast-growing family businesses including property, and construction equipment.
Chris is married and had two fast growing children based in Christchurch. He enjoys running, biking and skiing.