About Chris Whittle:
H. Christopher "Chris" Whittle is an American media and education entrepreneur. He is the chief executive officer of Avenues: The World School, a planned international system of independent pre-K-12 schools. Avenues opened its first campus in New York City in fall 2012. Previously he headed several publishing ventures, including serving as publisher of Esquire magazine and leading Whittle Communications, and founded Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning) with Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.