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Author: Chris Porteous


  • Founder and CEO of SearchEye - helping businesses grow online
  • Work experience at prominent banks, including: Goldman Sachs and UBS Securities
  • Designed and built the world’s largest cardboard beach
  • Guest speaker on finance and business related topics at several Canadian universities

About Chris Porteous

Chris Porteous is a growth marketer, helping freelancers and small businesses become financially independent. Previous to this, Chris worked at prestigious financial institutions including: Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities, Garrison Hill Capital Management and DBRS. He is a frequent contributor and has been featured in publications, including: Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, Zerohedge, Lifehack, and more. Fun fact, his previous company Our Paper Life (that was acquired), built the largest cardboard beach in the world.


Chris Porteous is an entrepreneur and business consultant. His entrepreneurial prowess started at an early age, building and selling custom PCs online at the age of 12. From there Chris started a finance site, Derailed Capitalism, writing about all things finance and markets. As the site grew, he leveraged that into a position at Garrison Hill Capital Management, where he focused on macro-based trades. From there, he became more interested in leveraging his finance background to develop technology to help small businesses. With the launch of SearchEye, Chris consults with 100s of like-minded entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their business online. In his “spare” time, Chris contributes to various publications, including:,,, AdWeek and


Chris graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2010. Chris continued his education background, currently completing Levels 1 & 2 of the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


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Chris is studying and working towards his CFA designation. He also completed his Certificate In Derivatives Market Strategies with the Canadian Securities Institute.
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