chris bates headshotOur episode 12 guest, Chris Bates of Zone Media, Inc., talks about his experience as an entrepreneur and how his approach has allowed him to fulfill his goals and more. Specifically, he talks with Lead2Goals’ Scott De Long about the importance of listening as a leader and how to best position your team to be successful. Chris Bates is a serial entrepreneur that has been featured on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies a rare four times including 12th in the nation for software. His companies have also been featured by the Orange County business journal in the top 10 of the best places to work in Orange County, Ca. He currently Co-Owns two businesses under Zone Media, Inc. including celebrated music performance academy and global SAAS business for the Performing Arts When he’s not working on his businesses he is busy hanging out with his beloved wife Marci and their two boys surfing, golfing and playing music together.

Learn more about Chris by visiting his LinkedIn page.

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