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Chris Bass

Founder, President

Engineer, educator, motivational speaker & founder of IT4Teens & IT4Kids Academy is a native of Durham, North Carolina.  In 1999, he started his network engineering studies at the age of 15 as a 10th grader attending Hillside High School. After completing the two year program, Bass was chosen for a summer computer engineering internship, a Cisco engineering night class, and Microsoft Saturday academy. Over the next 15 years Bass would go on to teach, manage a IT department and work for the various fortune 100  American companies.  Currently he is the President of the Business & Computer Science Advisory Committee for Dekalb County School System along with consulting for various industry firms. 

Over 15 years Of Industry Experience

  • CHI Institute

  • Bauder College

  • Kaplan University

  • E*trade

  • Nokia

  • Microsoft

  • Suntrust 

  • Bank of America

  • ICE (Intercontiental Exchange

  • Time Warner

  • Activehealth Management (Aetna subsidiary) 

  • Merril Lynch

  • PPD (Contract Research

  • North Carolina A&T State University

  • North Carolina Central University