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Chris Warden

Chris Warden

SpreadEffect.com

CEO

Personal Information

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School: University of Missouri - Columbia

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2008 to 2009

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: SpreadEffect.com

Title: CEO

Industry: Marketing

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

My primary focuses are managing our executive team, recruiting new talent, and pursuing long term strategic goals.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Growing Spread Effect from 0 to $3MM in revenue in less than 3 years.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

The foundation of business skills that I developed with CWP play a major role in what I'm able to accomplish today.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

CWP gave me the confidence to start my own company senior year of college. Starting that company lead me to meet my current business partner and ultimately lead us to start Spread Effect.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

It's important to manage the emotional roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship. Some days are hard, some are great. Either way, it's critical to always push forward.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Every day focus on consistently improving your skills and business. Small improvements each day add up to be massive leaps forward in talent over the course of a few months.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

The internet marketing industry changes faster than other industries. Make sure you understand where it's heading before jumping in.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Winning the 2008 Missouri Branch Manager of the Year award.

Last words of wisdom

Stay hungry young interns.