Chris Foltz

Chris Foltz is a renowned startup advisor, transformation strategist, inspirational speaker, and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley-based global advisory firm Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in jail, losing everything, and facing homelessness, Chris is now one of the most sought-after strategic advisors and engaging initiators of unique, impact-focused, go-to-market collaborations around the world.

In 2021, Foltz’s transformative leadership was recognized through an invitation to the Institute for Real Growth’s ‘IRG100’, a cohort of the top 100 CMOs, change agents, and growth leaders worldwide. Foltz’s inclusion came during his role as Vice President of Global Reach for Sensi Media Group, publisher of the award-winning cannabis lifestyle publication Sensi Magazine and is the first IRG100 selection from the cannabis industry. He spent seven months directly collaborating with Fortune 100 C-level peers from iconic mainstream companies like Google, Unilever, Facebook, P&G, AB InBev, and Ford.

Chris is a recognized leader within the global startup ecosystem and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Founder Institute in Silicon Valley, the home base of the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Foltz also serves on the FI Global Leadership team, Founder X Advisory Committee, and mentors startup founders in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Philadelphia, London, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Sweden, Greece, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Columbia, India, throughout Central Asia, and the Gulf Cooperation Council. In addition to working with accelerators, Foltz impacts entrepreneurship through his role on the International Advisory Board of the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa, as an advisor to Dream VC, and as a startup advisor at LoyalVC.

Chris’ fresh, authentic, and polymathic approach has been featured in publications, media programs, and speaking engagements around the globe. During his career, Foltz has worked with a who’s who list of industry innovators, celebrities, and global leaders. From his work with professional athletes and award-winning entertainers to making an impact in board rooms of global corporations, and from getting the first female Mayor elected in one municipality’s 100-year history to working with U.S. Presidential campaigns on both sides of the aisle, Foltz’s strategic insight is regularly sought-after by leaders in multiple industries across six continents.

In addition to serving in leadership roles in many non-profit organizations and initiatives, Foltz is the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Chicago Area Peace Corps Association Service Award, Leadership Awards from both the Huntington’s Disease Society of America & the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, a Nebraska Art History Award, a Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago, a 6x Chicago Innovation Award nominee, has been named a “Chicagoan of the Week,” and recognized as a “World Peace Ambassador” by Claes Nobel, the Patriarch of the Nobel Prize Family.

A genuinely humble man with an echoing presence, Chris’ numerous social impact involvements, professional accolades, and personal accomplishments define his true ability to serve the masses and offer an in-depth look into his visionary insight. It’s hard to go far in Chris’ path without hearing his name or seeing evidence of his direct impact.

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