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Why Chris Cunningham Believes Being A People-person Was Key To His Success

Chris Cunningham

Chris Cunningham graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Business Management and Global Business. He started his tech career at Cvent, where he became one of their youngest managers and helped them grow as they went public (NYSE). Currently, he’s Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, 1st Phorm, and many more!

Chris Cunningham began his tech career at Cvent, where he became one of the youngest managers and helped them grow as they went public (NYSE). He moved on to help start ClickUp in San Francisco and head Business Development there. Now he’s Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, and 1st Phorm.

Chris Cunningham is the Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, 1st Phorm, and more. Growing up in a small town in Vermont, Cunningham went on to graduate from Virginia Tech with a double major in Business Management and Global Business. He started ClickUp in San Francisco and helped grow Cvent as they went public (NYSE).

What started you down your path?

Early on, I realized how powerful social media could be. I actually faked winning the lottery on social media, which got me a crazy number of followers and a ton of visibility. Seeing firsthand what social media could do, I felt like it was an area where I could really add value to people and help them achieve success.

What traits of yours do you think most contributed to your success?

My relationship skills by far. I stay in touch and add value to everyone. And really, I love being around people, it’s as simple as that. I can grind 16 hours a day as long as I have other days in which I work 6 and spend time with friends.

Do you have any advice for others looking to do what you’ve done?

Add value to the most successful people you can get in front of. They will put you way farther ahead than any college or lessons you will get anywhere else.

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