Meet our co-Founder, Chris Grunke. One half of our CPN Legal founding family, Chris began his professional life at Marion Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals. After 15 years growing in and learning from the corporate world, started his own business, an up-scale billiards club, and realized his passion for small business strategy. Chris has put that passion to use by bringing the strategic thinking, process improvement techniques, operational discipline and implementation skills to small and mid-market companies in a variety of industries.

Like many of our team, Chris is an Ohio native. He grew up in Cincinnati, went to Walnut Hills High School and Xavier University. Chris and Peggy are both very active. One of Chris’ preferred activities is Beach Volleyball. Every Sunday evening, you can find him on the sand volleyball courts where he plays with his daughter and niece.


Xavier University,
Cincinnati, OH
Bachelors in Computer Science