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Christopher John Anderson

Advisor Toledo, Ohio Area, US

Founder, The CJ Anderson Company; Chairman, Icelantic Ski Company; Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Toledo; Harvard B-School grad.

Founder, The CJ Anderson Company; Chairman, Icelantic Ski Company; Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Toledo; Harvard B-School grad.

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The CJ Anderson Company


Icelantic Skis
N-VIRO International Corporation


Founder & President The CJ Anderson Company 2001 - present
Chairman Icelantic Skis 2007 - present
Executive VP, Strategy & Corporate Development The Andersons, Inc., NASDAQ: ANDE 1999 - 2001
Group President, Processing & Manufacturing The Andersons, Inc. 1996 - 1999
VP & GM, Ventures Division The Andersons, Inc. 1990 - 1996
Board Member N-VIRO International Corporation 1991 - 1994
Advisory Board Member Bionix Medical Technologies 1991 - 1994
Advisory Board Member MD Incorporated 1990 - 1994
Adjunct Faculty Member The University of Toledo 1988 - 1993


Harvard Business School General Management 1981 - 1983
The Ohio State University Agribusiness Management 1973 - 1978

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Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

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Jim Whalen
They're my school  •  CEO, GEMCITY Engineering and Manufacturing. Harvard Business School grad.
Chris has extensive experience in organizational development and executive coaching. He has developed proprietary approaches that facilita ... te actionable and improved results for his clients. I would highly recommend him as a personal and business advisor.
Connor Kress
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Hephaestus. Previously Graduate Researcher, University of Toledo.
Chris Is a phenomenal asset to our start-up. He has been a key foundation of the refining of our business model, as well as the overall comm ... ercialization process. Chris has a keen strategic mind that has helped push our company from a green start-up to a VC capable enterprise.
Neal Golding
We worked together  •  Founder & President, JellyFish RAS and Certified Consultant, Molloy Business Development Group, LLC. The Ohio State grad.
He listens well, speaks ideas with clarity, and is fun to collaborate with.
John F. Barrett
We worked together  •  Chairman, President & CEO, Western & Southern Financial Group.
Chris is passionate about whatever he is involved in - he digs in, and thinks deeply about the issues. He would really care about the out ... come of any advice he gave. I recommend him without qualification for your consideration as an advisor or partner. He is thoroughly honest, smart, and he would work hard on behalf of his client.
Jim Jones
We worked together  •  Head Coach, Jam Best One Tire & Service. The Ohio State grad.
He is highly intelligent, challenging, while also being incredibly supportive. He will push you to a new ceiling, that you didn't even know ... was possible. He uses his real life experiences to pull from to ensure you don't make mistakes that can run you off a cliff!
Jordan Rode
They're my school  •  General Manager, Buckeye Exterminating and Founder/Owner, Majic By Jordan.
Proff Anderson was the most influential educator I was lucky enough to have during my time at The University of Toledo. His real-world appr ... oach to teach puts the direction of the lesson in the hands of his students allowing them to focus the learning on what is import to them and the topics that the students are more interested in discussing. He has a way of asking questions that creates deep and thoughtful discussion and makes you think on such a deep level. I can say without a doub that he is one of the best collegues in my professsional network.
Annelise Loevlie
We worked together  •  CEO, Icelantic Skis and Global Brand Builder, Icelantic Skis.
Chris is a thoughtful, dynamic, problem solver and communicator with a wealth of knowledge and experience from billion dollar family grain b ... usinesses to fast-paced Ski start-ups. He is not afraid to focus on core and sometimes uncomfortable topics and provides a safe and playful opportunities for communication and growth - which is what being an entrepreneur is all about! One of the most important lessons Chris has modeled for me and my team is that laughter is essential to surviving the start-up/entrepreneurial world. I have yet to see a situation that Chris couldn't handle - he has been my most trusted advisor and the reason I am, and Icelantic is where we are today.
O'William H Noibi
We worked together  •  Founder at SolAps LLC
Consider Chris a resource. Chris has a wide range of experiences that he is always glad to offer to up and coming professionals. He has deve ... loped the ability to identify and suggest viable paths to progress for young businesses and entrepreneurs of all kinds. Thanks Chris for your impact.

Dan Netter
They're my advisor  •  Director of Business Development, Planes Specialized Logistics.
Dan has rare ability to work as both a direction setter and an executor and has the wisdom to know when to lean in either direction. Once h ... e sets his mind to something he's relentless till it's nailed down tight.

O'William H Noibi
They're my advisor  •  Founder at SolAps LLC
William is a resourceful risk taker who isn't afraid to surround himself with talented people who complement his solid ability to surface an ... d define quality startup opportunities.