CEO & Publisher

Chris is a seasoned entrepreneur, media expert, writer, and creative director. During the past 20 years, he’s created more than 15 brands and 13 publications and has worked with companies creating editorial, advertising, marketing, sales, and brand-strategy plans. His expertise in publishing has lead to the creation of many leading media brands including Design Bureau, gb&d, and Hispanic Executive.

In 2008, Chris took a $30K investment and eventually turned it into a $7M+ media corporation. He is an avid supporter of the Chicago Public Library and sustainable building and design. He has previously served on the board of AIGA Chicago. He was the recipient of the Trustee Merit Scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned his Master’s Degree.

Chris created Green Building & Design to advocate for sustainable building and responsible design. The brand is nationally recognized and has won numerous awards thanks to its careful craftsmanship in an area that lacks both media and marketing support. The brand’s massive outreach has more than 1,000 leading sustainable clients, as well as media partnerships with leading national and international organizations including the USGBC, BOMA, Greenbuilding Brasil, ASLA, AIA, Passive House, Living Future, SXSW Eco, and the World Green Building Council. Contact Chris at