Christopher Hanks

Director and Lecturer

  • Director
Phone Numbers
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Biography

Chris is an entrepreneur and lecturer for the entrepreneurship curriculum at the Terry College of Business. He has owned multiple businesses, including music, e-commerce, publishing, and export ventures. Chris is also the co-author of a best-selling book on low risk entrepreneurship.

Certified as a business appraiser, Chris provides expert witness testimony regarding the value of privately held businesses. He is active in the funding and franchising of startups and conducts global trade seminars to promote exports.

Prior to teaching at UGA, Chris taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University and led seminars at the Russell International Center for Entrepreneurship.

He earned a BBA in risk management from the University of Georgia and an MBA in finance from San Jose State University. Before launching his first business, Chris held corporate risk management positions in the pharmaceutical and beverage industries.