Chris started his retail career with Sears while working his way through college. He attended the University of Maryland before moving to Chicago where he worked as a merchandise analyst at the Sears Home Office. He would go on to obtain his bachelors of science in finance from the University of Phoenix. Chris held several store and district positions with Sears before leaving in 2005.
In 2005, Chris would join Kohl's as a store manager in Bel Air, Maryland. In 2007 Chris won the Territory Seasonal Achievement award and in 2012 Chris would go on to be named Store Manager of the Region. Chris has worked with and trained many interns and new managers during his Sears career and throughout his tenure with Kohl's he has actively recruited from the University of Delaware.