Founder and publisher of The 100 Companies, as well as founder and president of SPR Atlanta, Chris develops ideas and provides strategic counsel. Before founding SPR Atlanta and The Atlanta 100, he worked at six Southeastern daily newspapers, serving as creative director, promotions director, reporter and editor at six daily newspapers – winning awards for his reporting and print advertisement design. He established his own chain of Atlanta neighborhood newspapers in 1994, selling them to real estate developer Tom Cousins in 2002.
A fifth-generation Atlantan, Chris is a graduate of Westminster and the University of Virginia and the creator of Moments on SaportaReport.com, where he was a founding member and continues as a minority partner. He serves on various community boards and advisory committees when he’s not riding his bike, running with his dog or visiting with children and family.