Chris Nedza, MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

Area of Expertise

Marketing, Sales, Operations, Technology




The Engineer-Conductor

Chris is detail-oriented — able to quickly see many key aspects of a situation and devise a strategy to meet the challenges with energy and enthusaism. He has the knack to rapidly define what success looks like and how it can be measured to define success. He deeply values relationships and prioritizes them when problem-solving.

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." — Steve Jobs

Chris is a serial entrepreneur and loves diving into start-up businesses. He’s built an Inc. 500 company, led a turnaround as the CEO of a restaurant Point of Sale company, became CEO of an Ozone based technology company, and even brought his creative thinking and love of students to Gwinnett County Public Schools by becoming a high-school teacher and ultimately coordinator of academy business partnerships in 2014.

He most recently founded and scaled ZeeZor,  a real-time mobile reporting and employee engagement platform for the beauty industry.  ZeeZor was acquired by Vista Private Equity group in early 2020 and became part of Mindbody, a business management software system for the fitness, wellness and salon/spa industry. 

Chris is currently serving as the Lead EIR (entrepreneur-in-residence) and is on the faculty/staff of Georgia-Tech University. In his role, he helps technology companies with ideation > launch > funding > scale.

He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Emory University. He is a frequent contributing author, keynote speaker, devoted husband, father to 6 sons, drummer at church and championship level Pizza eater.


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