Chris Rizanow Linkedin


“Have the courage to let go of impractical ideas, no matter how amazing they may seem.” 

Chris Rizanow uses curiosity as a catalyst for creativity. Pragmatic and grounded, he’s at ease when surrounded by ambiguity. He rolls up his sleeves, conceptualizing the complex, charting a path forward, and empowering teams to succeed.

A startup cofounder turned blockchain analyst and strategic consultant, Chris' career has been guided by an unwavering passion for self-improvement. His experience includes roles at IMPACT International, Telcoin, and Blockchain Industries, Inc., where he defined the strategic vision, business models, operational and risk assessments, due diligence processes, and valuation reports for multiple investment opportunities. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Temple University and an MBA from McGill University.  

  • Alternate career: Chef   
  • Surprising fact: Licensed scuba diver, with aspirations to be a licensed pilot
  • Prescription for life: Every great adventure starts with “Yes!”