Chris is a successful manufacturing start-up owner with a B.S. in finance and graduating Cum Laude with an MBA. Working closely with the C-suite and board members, Chris is proficient at delving beyond company goals and into legacy requirements for the company’s future stability and longevity. He has restructured 9 figure private and public companies working directly with C-suite individuals and the board.
Chris’s rich history includes being a COO and V.P. for a 40-year-old midsized CNC manufacturer in Southern California. He restructured and implemented custom ERP and software for a large industrial vehicle manufacturing company in Phoenix, AZ. Additionally, he created automotive, medical, aerospace, robotic, CNC, and nuclear products, maintaining I.P. Licensed proprietary products to a legacy international automotive OEM.
Highlights in Chris’s portfolio include international selling across six continents and developing sales to retail, wholesale, and government markets. He has extensive non-profit work experience and has worked several political campaigns as a staffer and campaign manager for local, state, congressional, and gubernatorial races. Chris accomplished these incredible tasks as a person with paraplegia after being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in his early 20s.
Chris Marsolais – Project Director with Cogent Analytics.
“Doing the right thing now will always be better than the consequences of the wrong thing later.”
Chris’s mission is to help executives eliminate the ownership responsibility mindset that impedes action and growth. He aims to turn stresses into successes increasing the quality of life for you and those around you. He provides leadership guidance on understanding how restructuring a business propels short-term goals into a larger schematic of long-term goals that enhance the company for years to come and provide balance in your life.
When Chris became paralyzed in his early 20s, he grew to understand his own tenacity and humility fully. He finds himself blessed to learn that experiences become lessons and analogies. He used these lessons for his personal life and to find business success. Being okay with accepting challenges along the way brought him more success than ever before. After these personal struggles, he started his most successful business, found the love of his life, and was blessed with amazing children. Now he reminds them never to give up and focus on seeing through their challenges.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending his spare time with family and loves traveling, the outdoors, watersports, and scuba. His interests lay in space, dogs, and restoring anything with an engine. In fact, he even built a full-size remote control race car on Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage. Go, Chris!