Cris Bell is a lifelong learner, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, executive and coach. His leadership is focused on helping others achieve their fullest potential.
Throughout his career, Cris has been instrumental in the successful scaling, growth, and systems integration with three companies. He is best known as a driving force behind Real Property Management Hampton Road's spectacular growth from zero to $100 million in assets under management in just six years. But this dynamic leader has been a serial entrepreneur since launching his first business venture at the age of 12 from his mother’s garage with a lawnmower and a rake.
His wide range of leadership roles have given him expertise across all aspects of business, from operations, people, sales, marketing, hiring and corporate culture. Combined with hands-on experience negotiating acquisitions and developing strategic partnerships, there are few real-world business challenges he hasn't faced.
In addition to his work in the business sector, Cris has passion for learning and coaching the sport of amateur wrestling. He is an avid fan and volunteer who has coached for over 5,000 hours at the middle and high school levels. As a result of his efforts, many of his student athletes have received college scholarships. However, his contributions to student athletes do not end on the mat. He also serves as a mentor and positive role model to impressionable youth in the community.
Cris holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from Old Dominion University, and holds a Residential Property Manager designation, is a licensed real estate professional in Virginia, a Residential Management Professional designee with the National Association of Residential Property Managers, and serves on the board for the National Association of Residential Property Managers Southeast Virginia Chapter.
Cris resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife and daughter.