Chris DeLeenheer

Resturanteur in Waco, TX

Chris is the Co-Founder of Hawks Hot Chicken. A franchise concept holding to the rich tradition of Nashville hot chicken in a fast paced/speed of service environment.

Chris also Co-Founded Fuego Tortilla Grill in Waco, Texas. A 24/7 fast casual scratch kitchen taco shop, located directly on Baylor Campus.

Chris is one of the founding partners of Rydell Holdings an investment firm, based in Waco, Texas. He oversees the future growth of all the portfolio companies.

Chris is a graduate from Baylor University, where he played football and baseball for the Bears. Chris and his wife Libby are the proud parents of 4 beautiful girls, who keep life fun and chaotic!


Chris was a partner in Outdoor Waco a retail business in Waco. The business sold in 2016 to Bicycle World.

Chris Founded SCG in 2007, a research firm specializing in high performing organizations. His primary focus was assisting leadership teams and boards in designing customized processes that captured new markets.

He has worked across a variety of industries, both nationally and internationally, ranging from Fortune 500 firms to family offices. Chris sold the business in 2012.


1. WISDOM—Seeking and discovering wisdom for our daily decisions

2. RELATIONSHIPS—Serving our team and partners

3. GROWTH—Accomplishing beyond what is planned

4. ALIGNMENT—Walking in step with the mission

  • Work
    • Rydell Holdings
  • Education
    • Baylor University—BE
    • International Coaching Federation (ACC)
    • Culture Index—trained analyst
    • Coach U
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