Christopher Wayne Anderson was born in 1974 in Opp, Alabama to Arnold and Betty Anderson. He grew up in a structured environment and his parents were dedicated to his upbringing. Chris’ father is former military and once he got out they settled in Pensacola, Florida where Chris grew up. Attending Tate High School in Cantonment, Florida Chris could easily excel at subjects he wanted to but got bored in subjects he felt didn’t achieve his agenda.
Christopher was focused on making money at an early age. He began cutting yards when he was 12 and continued to do so for some years. He was very successful and had a strong work ethic instilled in him. Chris knew he wasn’t going to attend college early on because the focus was making money and not spending it. His first real opportunity came at Gulf Power, part of Southern Company out of Atlanta, where he began in sales and met the right people to mentor him and help him move within the company. Chris experienced all the departments in the company as part of the executive training program. After achieving success in Southern Company Chris moved on to Equifax where he was a Vice President but left to help create something for himself.
Partnering with a programmer, they developed a software to help maximize air time traffic for radio stations. This led to the creation of a new company which led to the creation of another company named Clear Channel. The mission was to be the biggest radio conglomerate in the United States and within 24 months Chris and his peers grew their ownership to 1200 radio stations across the U.S. Chris led teams of people across the U.S. blazing a new trail and new training in an industry that was changed forever by the actions he implemented. The industry to this day was forever changed by Chris and his peers.
Once Bain & Company took over in a sell of Clear Channel, Chris set off to more new adventures, some of which are still in existence today. Chris partnered with several companies in the midst of deregulation of phone services. An industry very familiar to Chris as his father became part of MCI after leaving the military. Knowing the loose ends of the industry and seeing opportunity, he partnered with Talk America and Z-Tel. They offered unlimited long distance and local phone services for one set price. Seeing the money available as well as the residual deal in front of him, Chris jumped on it and built a customer base across the U.S. providing quite a steady residual income every month. He carried these skills into several residual opportunities and was presented with cars, money and trips as part of his building these companies and selling off his customer bases.
Chris also diversified into the military and government workspace and built a multi-million dollar consulting company named Quattro Consulting LLC. Originally started as C W Anderson Consulting, the name was merged with his business partner Matthew Green. Together they have continued to build and maintain relationships in multiple spaces. They have built relationships with Accenture, IBM, Deloitte, U.S. Army, Navy and the Pentagon along with dozens of smaller companies within the military and government space.
And now their most recent effort is the creation of Backroads Sports Network. A natural path based on Chris’ past performance with Clear Channel. This time the effort is to build 500 radio stations and simulcast a sports broadcast that appeals to the people of a region of the United States and compete against ESPN, FOX and CBS Sports. The work effort that has been necessary to create this venture has been the exact same effort that helped Chris become successful in all previous efforts. His vision is unmatched and undeniable. Chris does not sleep until the job is done. And he wants it all.
Most recently a devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast of Florida called Hurricane Michael. Immediately Chris jumped into action and knew he had airwaves on his side to promote and keep people informed. The day after the storm, Chris formed Heartbeat of Backroads, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization where a 100% of the donations go to the survivors relief efforts. In a 30-day period, this amazing organization has raised over 3 Million in supplies to the effected area. Chris worked day and night literally to ensure people were helped when need was the greatest.
From his early days cutting grass to his latest efforts, no one can question Chris’ heart, his work ethic nor his vision and abilities. Chris knows the importance of surrounding himself with people who have the same work ethic and mindset. He has the ability to read people and their motives and bring out the best in them in any situation. Chris surrounds himself with people smarter than himself and knowing how to work their abilities to their maximum. Once the vision is born, Chris only knows one direction – the top and the best in the industry.