Business Maven

A multi-passionate serial and social entrepreneur, Kris Christian has made it her life’s work to deliver results and solve challenges from her lens as a millennial influencer and thought-leader.

Kris began her career on Wall Street as an financial analyst. Tracking trends and building models, she realized her passion was stronger for meeting the needs of people than making profits. After discovering the need for high quality full-service marketing for small businesses, at 23, she left the world of Investment Banking to start FAME Enterprises, a multimedia conglomerate.

Business Maven

A multi-passionate serial and social entrepreneur, Kris Christian has made it her life’s work to deliver results and solve challenges from her lens as a millennial influencer and thought-leader.

Kris began her career on Wall Street as an financial analyst. Tracking trends and building models, she realized her passion was stronger for meeting the needs of people than making profits. After discovering the need for high quality full-service marketing for small businesses, at 23, she left the world of Investment Banking to start FAME Enterprises, a multimedia conglomerate.

Social Entrepreneur

From the ill and discriminated to the silenced and underserved, Kris is passionate about empowerment through personal connections and stories. Her personal story is what led to founding her most recent venture, Chicago French Press (CFP). A coffee enthusiast, Kris has always wondered why she couldn’t have strong and flavorful coffee. Day in and day out, she diluted her strong roasts with sugar and creamers. Until finally, the entrepreneurial light bulb went off to make the change herself.

In 2016, she found the solution: custom-roasted organic coffee flavored with natural fruits, nuts and chocolate. Beyond robust brews, CFP is “grinding for a cause.” Offering nine flavors, each brew directly impacts: Gun Violence, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Arts Education, Cancer, World Hunger, Veterans, Homelessness, and Mental Illnesses. From combating urban crime in her current city, Chicago, to finding a cure the Alzheimer’s Disease that her maternal and paternal grandparents battled, CFP is a continuation of her work of meeting needs.

Social Entrepreneur

From the ill and discriminated to the silenced and underserved, Kris is passionate about empowerment through personal connections and stories. Her personal story is what led to founding her most recent venture, Chicago French Press (CFP). A coffee enthusiast, Kris has always wondered why she couldn’t have strong and flavorful coffee. Day in and day out, she diluted her strong roasts with sugar and creamers. Until finally, the entrepreneurial light bulb went off to make the change herself.

In 2016, she found the solution: custom-roasted organic coffee flavored with natural fruits, nuts and chocolate. Beyond robust brews, CFP is “grinding for a cause.” Offering nine flavors, each brew directly impacts: Gun Violence, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Arts Education, Cancer, World Hunger, Veterans, Homelessness, and Mental Illnesses. From combating urban crime in her current city, Chicago, to finding a cure the Alzheimer’s Disease that her maternal and paternal grandparents battled, CFP is a continuation of her work of meeting needs.

Creative Consultant

Developing an expertise in activating multicultural campaigns and high-impact events in metropolitan markets, Kris has offered her fresh ideas and innovative digital solutions to global clients including BMW of North America, national nonprofits including iMentor, high-growth start-up beauty brands like Mielle Organics as well as personal brands including Actress Adrienne Bailon of The Real and Grammy-Winning Artist, NE-YO.

Creative Consultant

Developing an expertise in activating multicultural campaigns and high-impact events in metropolitan markets, Kris has offered her fresh ideas and innovative digital solutions to global clients including BMW of North America, national nonprofits including iMentor, high-growth start-up beauty brands like Mielle Organics as well as personal brands including Actress Adrienne Bailon of The Real and Grammy-Winning Artist, NE-YO.

Event Curator

Kris’ expertise lies in creating lasting memories by curating live bespoke events. Over the past 6 years, Kris has produced hundreds of events for clients worldwide.

Under FAME Events, Kris offers a comprehensive suite of marketing services and millennial-centered advertising. The company has produced premier cultural and lifestyle events in key markets.

One of Kris’ proudest initiatives is a national partnership with BMW USA and MADE Magazine, The “Women Who Pay It 4ward” Honors Brunch Series, an empowerment brunch that celebrates unsung community sheroes across the U.S. The brunch series has traveled to Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Charlotte, sharing the heartfelt stories of women behind the scenes serving their community, corporations and countries.

Event Curator

Kris’ expertise lies in creating lasting memories by curating live bespoke events. Over the past 6 years, Kris has produced hundreds of events for clients worldwide.

Under FAME Events, Kris offers a comprehensive suite of marketing services and millennial-centered advertising. The company has produced premier cultural and lifestyle events in key markets.

One of Kris’ proudest initiatives is a national partnership with BMW USA and MADE Magazine, The “Women Who Pay It 4ward” Honors Brunch Series, an empowerment brunch that celebrates unsung community sheroes across the U.S. The brunch series has traveled to Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Charlotte, sharing the heartfelt stories of women behind the scenes serving their community, corporations and countries.

Millennial Advocate

It is Kris’ mission to cultivate her generation by publishing motivational stories, making authentic connections and providing practical resources to young creative professionals around the globe.

As Publisher of MADE Magazine, her leadership has garnered an audience of 200k+ diverse millennials in the first three years of inception across MADE’s digital, print and events platform featuring entertainers including Gladys Knight, Spike Lee, Sanaa Lathan, Brandy, Nick Cannon, Ayesha Curry, Charlamagne Tha God and Meagan Good to name a few.

Most recently, Kris has began empowering professional women of color through MADE’s women’s channel and community, MADE Maven. 

Millennial Advocate

It is Kris’ mission to cultivate her generation by publishing motivational stories, making authentic connections and providing practical resources to young creative professionals around the globe.

As Publisher of MADE Magazine, her leadership has garnered an audience of 200k+ diverse millennials in the first three years of inception across MADE’s digital, print and events platform featuring entertainers including Gladys Knight, Spike Lee, Sanaa Lathan, Brandy, Nick Cannon, Ayesha Curry, Charlamagne Tha God and Meagan Good to name a few.

Most recently, Kris has began empowering professional women of color through MADE’s women’s channel and community, MADE Maven. 

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