Chris Rhyss Edwards
ceo, founder, and writer in Sydney, Australia
Chris Rhyss Edwards is the Founder & CEO of Soldier.ly, an app developed specifically for the veteran community.
Chris spent the 1990’s in uniform as a Combat Engineer in the Australian Army before transitioning out of uniform into civi street to spend 17yrs in the digital sector.
He developed Soldier.ly after his untreated PTSD cost him his marriage and almost his life. Like many fellow veterans, Chris didn’t ask for help, so he created Soldier.ly to help veterans help themselves.
He has studied Entrepreneurship & Innovation through the University of Adelaide, holds a Master’s in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology, and is the Head of Content for Terrapinn Australia.
in 2010, after reading the UNODC Global Study on Homicide, he took a yearlong sabbatical from corporate life to research and answer a REALLY BIG QUESTION: do we ever have a good reason to kill?
Over a five year timespan he investigated controversial topics including domestic homicide, euthanasia, abortion, child soldiers, infanticide, execution, terrorism and honor killings to understand why we kill.
He's a runner, budding raconteur and emerging writer, who's been published across News.com.au, SMH, The Good Men Project and Zouch Magazine. In his spare time he's working on novel #2, drinking too much coffee and training for triathlons or 1/2 marathons.