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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.


Business Forum Leaders in the Northeast Wisconsin Area


There are 3 factors that motivate Chris: His faith Helping others succeed and Creating strong relationships Being a C12 Chair…


There are 3 factors that motivate Chris: His faith Helping others succeed and Creating strong relationships Being a C12 Chair perfectly fits his motivation and skill set – allowing him to work in his “sweet spot.” After beginning his professional career in marketing for a manufacturer in Green Bay, he joined one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in 1996. Over an 18-year span Chris and his family enjoyed five relocations. He saw success in sales which grew his responsibility to overseeing initial training, managing a team with over $40 million in annual sales and serving on the National Business and Corporate Integrity Team. 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 changes that improved operational processes and increased manufacturing capacity resulting in a second manufacturing facility. Chris believes in giving back to the community. He serves (or has served) as Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Family Radio Network, on the YMCA’s Mission Emphasis Committee, on the Board of Directors for his church, as a small group leader for the high school youth group, as well as other community involvement organizations. Most importantly, Chris has been married to Krista, his high school sweetheart, for over 21 years. They have 4 children ranging from elementary school to college, 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.

“C12 is everything I was looking for and more of what I didn’t know I needed. My peers challenge me in my blind spots, love me in hard times, and encourage me to glorify God in the way I lead my team. It’s a home for business leaders.”

Brittany Zeller, founder and director of Tiny Feet Early Intervention / South Carolina C12 member

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