Rupp Seeds

Rupp Seeds is a proprietary vegetable seed breeder that has become a leading provider of the best vegetable genetics to wholesale producers, fresh market growers, and the processing industry. From asparagus to zucchini with everything in between, for professional growers of any size, and with over 1,000 vegetable varieties from all the major vegetable breeders, Rupp Seeds is uniquely able to provide growers with “Seeds to Success.”

Miller Diversified, Inc.

Miller Diversified, Inc. is an integrated provider of superior commercial, industrial and residential development, construction and brokerage services to customers spanning Northern Ohio and Southern Michigan.

Outside Director. Played lead board role in the transition of the CEO position from one brother to another.  Facilitated buyout by new CEO and a brother of their 8 siblings.


Icelantic  is a privately owned, Colorado-based manufacturer and marketer of a unique, high performance line of skis sold primarily to North American and European markets. The company also partners with AEG Worldwide, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, to produce and present “Winter on the Rocks,” an annual winter concert held in conjunction with the National Snowsports Industry Show.

Denver Post, September 15, 2106: “For years, the heavyweights of the ski world — like K2, Rossignol, Dynastar, Salomon, Nordica, Volkl — have dismissed the growing threat from hundreds of disruptive boutique ski makers forging high-quality rides in garages, even though, in some cases, those upstart ski companies evolve into internationally established brands like Icelantic, 4FRNT, Armada and Line.”

Chairman. Lead board meetings, keep directors informed between sessions, sponsor direction, people, and funding changes, and provide the CEO with a seasoned sounding board.

Bionix Development Corporation

Bionix Development Corporation is a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative medical devices and equipment. It is a world leader in cerumen (ear wax) removal technology to institutional health markets and a leading provider of patient positioning and immobilization products to the radiation therapy market.

Outside director. Played pivotal support role to the founder and CEO of a rapidly growing and profitable health care products company in his clean exit from an incompatible distribution business.

N-Viro International Corporation

N-Viro International Corporation is a publicly traded technology, service, and processing firm specializing in conversion of bioorganic solids to energy and agricultural products. N-Viro has integrated advanced technology and design to commercialize its alternative energy product, N-Viro Fuel™. It  is traded on the OTC market under the stock symbol NVIC.

Outside director. Was the driving force in transitioning the CEO founder to a CTO role that better aligned him with his skills.

Maumee Valley Country Day School

Maumee Valley Country Day School is the preeminent K-12 independent private school in the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area. Through carefully crafted experiences and an intentional culture of inclusion, exploration and passion, the school launches each student toward discovery of the world and their place in it.

Trustee. Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee during a $9M major capital expansion. Jumped in to serve as Project Liaison between the Construction Manager, Architect, and Board when major cost over-runs materialized.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo, its board, and staff, strive to enable young people, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens; especially those who need it most.

Trustee. VP & Chair of the Program Committee responsible for foundation strategy work that set the trajectory for a nationally-recognized after-school program; a skillfully-executed emergent collaboration with the Toledo Public School System.


  • “If you’re serious about your personal development, working with Chris is a no-brainer.”

    — Todd Hendricks, Jr., President, Pioneer Industrial Systems
  • “Chris’s ability to simplify complicated issues down to their essence is unmatched.”

    — Randy Jones, CEO, Tireman Auto Centers & World Tire Corp.
  • “My confidence expanded.  So did our profit.”

    — Pam Pitzen, EVP, Anderzack-Pitzen Construction
  • “Chris creates new options and direction that break companies out of entrenched situations.”

    — Charles Sullivan, Retired Chairman & CEO, Interstate Bakeries Corp.
  • “Chris applied heat and pressure at the right time.  He accelerated my ability to move from contemplation to decision to action.”

    — Kurt Miller, President, Miller Diversified, Inc.