Bio: Christopher Kingsley, Founder and CEO

Nerd for life.

A lifelong nerd, our chess and oboe-playing, sci-fi junkie CEO has always lived in the future. He spent his childhood dreaming about how the replicator would change the world and what he could do to fight the good fight. Christopher attended Phillips Exeter Academy and studied Management at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside his early entrepreneurial efforts, Christopher worked as an intern at multiple boutique Philadelphia ad agencies and then for Club Med as an animation G.O. in their Cancun village during his college years. After Club Med, he worked at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth in Philadelphia during his junior and senior years at Wharton. After college, Christopher started a virtual tour portal called ROUNDUS in late 2005, growing that company until it was acquired in 2008. After taking on new partners, Christopher ran our previous agency and parent company, Roundscapes, prior to founding 42.

As CEO, Christopher provides the overall vision and direction for the company and strategy for select clients.  His willingness to trust people to innovate and take calculated risks has been a core part of the culture as the company has grown from a few people to more than 25 employees.  He remains committed to growing the company in Lincoln and continuing to serve national and international clients.

Christopher has won a number of entrepreneurship and advertising awards and is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International. With a significant investment secured and long-term relationships with two exciting partners in 2012, he currently spends most of his time overseeing 42’s major projects and relationships, as well as development of our 42 Labs projects to be released in late 2012.  Christopher is also occasionally a photographer, traveler, gamer, speaker, media consumer, audiobook listener, and kitchen alchemist.

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Derek Schave

Hi Chrisopher, I was just thinking the other day when you helped out with Clint Runge's class and you seem like such an interesting person. I enjoy the 42 work, really cool. Send me an email sometime, it would be cool to get to know you. Have a good one,

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