Turning Big Mistakes Into A Booming Career: Chris Cunningham’s Success Story

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).

Why did you choose this career path?

This all found me. I was just meeting people and learning everyday and one day I woke up and here I was. Luckily I was around a lot of smart people at the top of their game, so I saw that I was on the perfect path for me!

What was the biggest rejection you faced and how did you overcome it?

My biggest rejection was my first time trying to speak in front of our company of over 2,000 people. I was a nervous wreck and spoke way too fast. Fortunately, I was good at my job otherwise, so everything worked out fine.

What are some important habits you have that contribute to your success?

Waking up early, eating healthy, working out. These are no secrets here. The REAL method is to plan out your day and get as most done as possible.

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