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A Mississippi native and product of Mobile, Alabama, Christopher graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2004 with a BA in Journalism and Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. He spent the following years in DC where he worked in political advertising with the national firm SKD-Knickerbocker. Christopher earned his law degree from Ole Miss Law in 2009. In 2012, Christopher started Aimlistly and earned an MBA from the Else School of Management at Millsaps College where he excelled as an Else and Dean’s Scholar. Later he worked in Private Equity with Eagle Ridge Growth Partners as lead analyst before launching Pearlbend.
In 2016 Christopher pulled together investors to launch Mississippi's premier startup ecosystem, Mantle. Since opening, Mantle. has continuously attracted tech startups and new ventures through its co.working spaces and its inc.ubator, thus making Mantle. a go-to space and resource for information economy businesses. Christopher has worked with a number of tech startups personally and as an advisor for the Mantle. Inc.ubator, including Finaius, Padrick, Marketect, and Speed Stable.
Christopher is married to Lauren Cannada Lomax, the father of a beautiful little girl and a very cool kid, plus the dad to two franchise twin brittanys. He loves growing, cooking, and socializing with good food, running, a cup of coffee, and spending time in the outdoors.