B.Bus(Acc) B.InfTech GAICD
Chris is a graduate of Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus, Australia) and has degrees in Business (majoring in Accounting) and also Information Technology (IT). He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Chris spent the first part of his professional career as an Accountant and IT Consultant with a Financial Review Top 100 Accounting Firm.
Then, recognising a gap in the market, he took on the role of Managing Director for a small services firm and in the space of a few years grew it from a small business operating out of the front bedroom of a house into a multi-million-dollar, commercial focused firm counting some of Australia’s largest public, private and government organisations as clients.
The business became a Quality Endorsed, Environmentally Endorsed, OHS Endorsed and Food Safety accredited company during its lifetime as well as being a Telstra Business Award Finalist multiple times and in multiple categories.
With operations in Australia and the Philippines as well as exclusive agreements with U.S. suppliers for the entire Australian and New Zealand territories, Chris was able to grow that firm into a highly desirable acquisition for international competitors and in 2015 the company was sold to a private equity-backed firm from Europe.
Chris, a longtime member of the global Entrepreneurs Organisation, has learnt business lessons first-hand and has developed/adopted certain systems that can help other business owners avoid 'reinventing the wheel', thereby propelling their business forward.
Today, Chris assists fast-growth firms in the Asia Pacific region, including Hong Kong, Philippines and Australia as the Founder and Management Consultant at Propeller Consulting Group - a group of professionals who have previously run and successfully exited multi-million dollar organisations and now assist small to medium size (SME) business owners on their journey.