Christopher Jennings is the CEO and Co-Founder of Human Elevation and the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of The Architects Fund. Human Elevation is a global investment and technology firm, that is building an interconnected and interdependent network of funds, technologies, and institutional and cooperative entities, designed to aggregate and empower a global community around a new economic design, that will lift people out of poverty through technology. The Architects Fund is the investment vehicle for Human Elevation, designed to increase the value of its assets under management through acquisitions, buyouts, and venture capital investments for its community members, investors, and partners. A Cleveland, Ohio native, Christopher is a veteran business builder and visionary strategist with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, advertising, and brand and business management. Since 2000, he has provided profitable strategic solutions to high profile companies, agencies, people, and countries such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Nielsen Media, Walmart, NASCAR, Nike, Scholastic, Dell, Conde Nast, The Republic of Tanzania, Omnicom Media Group, Sony Entertainment, Time Warner, Publicis, Target, Western Union, Disney, HBO, and many others. Christopher has directed and managed multiple budgets in excess of $2 billion and has generated over $15 billion in revenue with his strategies during his career. Before Human Elevation, Christopher was the CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Republic with partner Robert Caruso, an investment and business consultancy based in New York City. As CEO, Christopher was responsible for managing and directing the strategic vision of significant businesses, brands, and executive activities in production, sales, client services, advertising, public relations, promotions, research and development, purchasing, distribution, and finance.
Before Impact Republic, Christopher was the Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of myMUZE, a 360◦ brand innovation and marketing firm with Omnicom Media Group for Fortune 500 companies and celebrity entities. Christopher launched myMUZE after a brand consultancy with EMI Music Publishing, where he partnered with them to develop and launch the first mp3 stores for Walmart and Amazon.
Before myMuze, Christopher worked at Ernst and Young as a consultant working with the enterprise support team, providing comprehensive, accounting, marketing, and strategic planning support for all EY member firms within the Americas. In 1997, he pursued his dream in music. He became a successful writer, signing with EMI Music Publishing and producing for major global music artists, which opened the doors for his music marketing career.
Christopher attended Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., where he studied business management and communications. Chris resides in Princeton, N.J., with his wife of 20 years and their 4 daughters.