Chris began his professional career in marketing for a chemical resistant coating and lining company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1996, he joined one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Over an 18-year span and five relocations, Chris worked across the entire Midwest in Sales and Sales Management and was personally responsible for over $40 million in annual sales. In addition to direct selling, training and managing over 28 different name brand medications, Chris served on the National Business and Corporate Integrity Team, which focused on conducting business according to the corporate values.
After earning an MBA, Chris became president of a custom packaging manufacturer in Appleton, Wisconsin, focusing on innovation, people development, and project process flow. He led other changes which improved operational processes and increased manufacturing capacity resulting in a second manufacturing facility.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors for The Family Radio Network, a Christian Radio Network reaching over 4 million listener touches annually, a member of the YMCA’s Mission Emphasis Committee, has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for New Hope Lutheran Church and is a small group leader for the high school youth group.
Most importantly, Chris has been married to Krista, his high school sweetheart, for over 20 years. They have 4 children ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old who are involved in sports, music, extracurriculars and volunteer activities. The Wise family is focused on making a difference by expanding God’s Kingdom through daily application of their family mission of Wisdom, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Enthusiasm.