Called a “Startup Hero” by North Carolina Business Magazine and a maverick and mold-breaker by SouthPark Magazine, Chris has written 9 books and is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNC – Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte. Chris serves on the board of four startups and advisor three other Charlotte-based companies. Chris travels the country speaking on the topics of startup success, innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, technology, and automation.
Chris began working at AvidXchange in 2000 as one of its earliest employees. AvidXchange, a global unicorn with a +$1 billion valuation, is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in the country with 1,300 employees across seven offices.
About Us: AvidXchange, Inc. believes there’s a better way for businesses to process invoices and make payments, eliminating the endless piles of paper so many AP departments find themselves buried in. That’s why they set out from Charlotte, North Carolina in the year 2000 with a simple mission in mind: Transform the way companies pay their bills. AvidXchange has grown quite a bit since then, continuously expanding their team, footprint and capabilities to deliver an industry-leading AP automation solution that helps more than 5,500 North American companies cut costs, improve visibility and increase efficiencies.