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    Chris Ferguson

    Chris Ferguson

    President and CEO
    Bywater Business Solutions


    An entrepreneur and visionary, Chris Ferguson is president and CEO of Bywater Business Solutions.  Bywater is boutique technology and strategy company that helps its clients deliver their message more effectively and operate more efficiently by developing flexible cloud based systems to automate processes and purchasing, designing and producing branded promotional and apparel items and commercial print and providing advice and council on strategy and transactions. 


    Prior to founding Bywater, Chris held management positions in finance, sales and operations in companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500 in New York, Toronto and Minneapolis.  Chris has an MBA, JD, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. 


    Chris serves as a Member of the Board of The Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Chris has served as Member of the Partnership for Regional Opportunity Policy Board, Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board, Chair of the Business Resources Collaborative and Member of the Minneapolis Workforce Council. 


    He lives in Eden Prairie, MN with his 2 sons and enjoys coaching and playing hockey and playing golf.


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