Chris Smith

Kansas City Metro Area

As the founder of AthleteNetwork, I get to work with our amazing team where we are on a relentless pursuit to bring relevancy and inspiration to the world's athletes. What Pandora did for music lovers, we are doing for athletes when it comes to their careers, athletic pursuits, and networking.

Hawaii born and raised, I am extremely fortunate to not only have grown up in the most beautiful place in the world, but one of the most diverse as well. The Aloha Spirit of being friendly and willing to help anyone is in my DNA.

Being a competitive athlete my entire life, I was fortunate enough to play football for the University of Hawaii and be a part of our championship season in 1999, and, more recently, competed in my first Tough Mudder race. I founded AthleteNetwork because athletes are at their best when constantly immersed in a challenge. Today’s online platforms are too generic and fall short at inspiring athletes to push further. By focusing on the right athlete attributes, AthleteNetwork is able inspire and fuel our members' driven lifestyle.

While I can’t spread aloha to the entire world, I like to think of AthleteNetwork as our opportunity to spread aloha to the world's 300 million-plus athletes by helping them with their life goals.

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