Chris Searles started his first software company with a longtime friend while he was a Junior studying computer science and management information systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Four years later, that company was sold to ADP, Inc. when Chris was just 24 years old.
Chris then decided to join Searles Graphics, printing and graphic design firm founded by his father, Ken, in 1974. With Chris onboard, he and Ken made the decision to expand the business into digital media and marketing with the formation of Searles Media.
These days, Chris spends most days working to build Searles Media and Searles Graphics, on-site consulting with clients, performing speaking engagements on various topics surrounding small business marketing, recording and producing The Messengers podcast, and whatever free time he has enjoying his family, playing golf, skiing, writing, and learning.