Christopher C. Hanks is deeply committed to transforming people through entrepreneurship. He is currently the founder and executive director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship. He is also the founder and executive director of Zapata University. Prior to this, Hanks served as the founder and executive director of the entrepreneurship center at Kennesaw State University. His longest service in academia was as the founder and director of the entrepreneurship program at University of Georgia after falling into entrepreneurship education at Georgia State University. Hanks has helped develop entrepreneurship programs for sixteen universities and led the International Entrepreneurship Institute. Before becoming passionate about creating entrepreneurs, he was passionate about creating businesses. He has owned multiple businesses, including music, e-commerce, publishing, and export ventures and is certified in business valuation, providing expert witness testimony.