Chris is the CEO/Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a nationwide, commercial lending firm that specializes in providing smarter commercial property financing for business owners and entrepreneurs buying their commercial property. Chris has become well-known for his advocacy on behalf of small business owners. As a small business owner himself, he has a unique perspective on the commercial lending industry as well as a deep understanding of what it means to be a small business owner in America today. Chris’ first book — The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Wealth: How the Smartest Business Owners Build Their Fortunes (released 10/1/12) — is an Amazon Bestseller, cracking the Top 3 in three different sales categories. He has appeared on FOX Business News seven times, and has been in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, New York Times.