Chris Carlson is managing director at Core Academy where he is active in both consulting and training.

In his role as a consultant, Carlson specializes in working with closely held companies in the areas of business development, financial management and valuation.

As a trainer, Carlson works with banks across the country, helping bankers with both their credit/business acumen knowledge and their business development skills. He has also been a faculty member of the nation’s top banking schools where his engaging presentation style has made him a top-rated presenter.

Carlson graduated from Mercer University and served four years as an Army Officer before entering the insurance industry. He spent 19 years in insurance as a marketing rep, regional manager and national sales manager. Carlson has spent the last 22 years as a coach/trainer for the banking industry.