Chris Reade

President of LookFar and Carrollton Enterprise Services | New Orleans 500 Close-Up August 2022
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Reade founded Carrollton Enterprise Services in 2004 and LookFar in 2015. Under his leadership, the companies have emerged as leading technology development firms. Carrollton has tackled a diverse portfolio of enterprise-level projects, and LookFar has worked with nearly 200 startups, including many of the key companies in Louisiana’s startup ecosystem.

What’s your favorite “hidden gem” restaurant or bar?
We hit up Taqueria Corona on Magazine regularly

What’s something surprising about you?
My degree is in English: creative writing, not in computer science.

What’s the best advice you’ve received?
What can you do but try and not be naive?

What’s your favorite snoball flavor?
Big fan of wedding cake

Fitness routine?
I play a whole lot of volleyball.

Go-to cocktail or beverage?
Bourbon, soda, lime


Did You Know?
In addition to be a founder of the Ada Lovelace Women in technology awards and the Southern Startup Report, Chris Reade is on the executive boards of the Business Council of New Orleans, the Arts Council of New Orleans and GNO, Inc.  He is a past president of the Louisiana chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization, a past president of the Young Leadership Council and on the 2014-2020 Silicon Bayou 100 list.


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