Chris is a born and raised Austinite, also known in these parts as a Unicorn. He was born to a family that has called Austin home for the last 6 generations. Raised primary in Central and West Austin, Chris, Leah, Walker, and Hughes have re-settled back into the Westlake neighborhood in 2018.
After attending Westlake High School, and the McCombs Business School at the University of Texas he began his career with Dell Inc. in 1991. His roles consisted primarily in sales, marketing, business acquisition and partner development. Following more than a decade in the technology industry he ran a small manufacturing company which served the Oil/Gas, Defense, and Industrial Manufacturing markets from 2005 to 2015. Lastly, he served as President of a new to market consumer product for 3 years helping guide its path to market.
Chris is proud to join Leah’s office at Gottesman Residential in a formal capacity this year.
He has assisted her as she grew her business in the Austin residential market over the last 12 years, and is excited to see what the future brings in this vibrant, growing city. His personal and business roots in Austin have been a welcome source of information for many of our clients looking to relocate personally and professionally to Texas.
Growing up in Austin, he was raised on and around the water. The outdoors serves as Chris’ recharge zone, and he tries to get out there as often as possible. He can be found fishing the shallow water on the Texas Coast, the clear streams of Colorado, or powering around Lake Austin with his wife and two boys. He is a life-long golfer, a lover of dogs, an aspiring cook, and isn’t scared of a good road trip.