Chris Hodges was born in Michigan and knew early on that he wanted to be in the business world and interact with people. He was heavily inspired and influenced by his father who worked at Ford for 40 years in the marketing sector. Even though he already had it set in his mind that he wanted to become an entrepreneur, he decided to pursue a college education at Purdue to hone his skills in business. After receiving an undergraduate degree, he moved to Miami and got a job at TracFone Wireless doing market research. While in Florida, he decided to get his masters degree at University of Florida, and it was there that he met his future business partners. Chris and his cofounders realized that the growth in the economy in recent years has led to more and more job openings. Their idea was to create a mobile professional job network that connects job candidates to hiring companies called GoGig which will launch sometime this year.