Chris J. Snook is living proof that the American Dream is alive and well and has a passion for helping businesses and their owners innovate, grow, and thrive through his mastermind networks, public speaking, coaching, and holding company investment strategies.
Chris started his first business in 1999 after reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and listening to Power Talk by Anthony Robbins. He had built and lost his first company and ended up stranded in the DFW airport with $500,000 in debt in February 2002. He resiliently paid off that debt through multiple engagements and enterprises in a 24-month period after marrying his amazing partner and wife Brianne in 2005. He has spent over 13 years as an Author, Entrepreneur, and Venture Catalyst. He has built a global marketing and distribution business in the U.S. Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong, along with a Business Development Consulting firm, and has spent the last 5 years in the investment community and private equity as well. His most recent startup is Action Potentials University (www.actionpotentials.com) an accelerator for lifestyle entrepreneurs and direct marketers.
He recently operated as “Venture Catalyst in Residence” at Qualcomm Labs (www.qualcommlabs.com) and Managing Director of Incubate Holding’s Fund (www.incubate.com) and the combined portfolios include several Modern Media focused businesses including:
- Parallel 6 (www.parallel6.com),
- Vivify Media Productions (www.vivify.tv),
- Reputation Managers (www.reputationmanagers.com),
- Local Position (www.localposition.com),
- SupTalk (www.suptalk.com),
- CityPerks (www.cityperks.com)
- Webstores (www.webstores.com)
He has co-authored three international best-selling books entitled Wealth Matters 2007 and 2011 (2nd Edition) and Personal Trainer’s Burnout: How to Transform Frustration to Fortune in 2005. In his 11+ year-long career as an entrepreneur he and his wife and their core team have resiliently overcome up and down markets to create a holding company with company assets valued over 8 figures.
He holds a BS degree from West Chester University in Exercise Physiology and did his graduate work in Exercise and Nutritional Science at San Diego State University. He attended San Diego State University and received his MSBA in Entrepreneurial Finance.
• Cambridge Who’s Who Outstanding CEO/Business Coach
• San Diego Metropolitan’s “40 under 40”
• Nominated for Coolest CEO in 2009 by BizSanDiego Magazine
MEDIA APPEARANCES AND COLUMNS:
He has recently had columns published in The Washington Post, EpicLaunch.com, under30ceo.com, youngentrepreneur.com, mo.com, and been a featured interview on mixergy.com. He has also been interviewed as an expert for some of his company’s work and appeared on NBC, FOX, KUSI, and ABC News, multiple local radio outlets in the past few years as well as featured business publications such as San Diego Metropolitan, San Diego Business Journal, Biz San Diego Magazine, Muscle and Fitness, Muscular Development, to name a few.
Some notable Clients served have included BMW, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and 24 Hour Fitness, EMC, Symantec, & Prudential Real Estate.
Private Equity, New Venture Funding, Publishing, Modern Media Optimization, Business Development, Fitness and Nutrition, Emerging Enterprise Acquisition and Operations, Business Coach to middle-market and Fortune 500 enterprise sales companies in partnership with SellMasters™. Some notable Clients served have included BMW, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and 24 Hour Fitness, EMC, Symantec, & Prudential Real Estate.