Christopher Sturm founded GovCollect at age 26 and since has built this billing and collection software firm into a million dollar business and created many high tech jobs. In addition to the Chamber of Commerce Emerging 30 award three consecutive times, the Chamber’s Small business success award, and the United States Chamber of Commerce blue ribbon small business award in 2006, Sturm has also been named the 2006 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year Runner Up.
Sturm is active in organizations that build character. He is a member of the 2006 Leadership Northern Kentucky Class and is the youngest member of the NKU Entrepreneurship Institute Advisory Board. He was recently added to NKU’s Alumni Board and has been a part of the Chamber’s Government Forum and Information Technology Committees for a number of years. Sturm is active as a youth minister for K through 2nd grade children and an active youth basketball and soccer coach. Financially he has helped sponsor construction trips to the Katrina victims and work projects for the Campbell Lodge Boys Home.
Sturm’s objective is to create, develop, and lead organizations into evolving industries using emerging technology. Based upon a track record of software sales success, Sturm offers a wealth of business operations experience and over 14 years Government Finance and Utility software experience. Sturm has been featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Entrepreneur Success Stories (5/6/01) as well as articles featuring the achievements of his customers (Florence, KY – “1st to accept Internet Tax Payments” – KY Post).