Team

Chris Spencer

Founder/CEO

After a successful collegiate run at Ole Miss, Chris spent ten years in the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, and Tennessee Titans.

But, as all true athletes know, the adventure will eventually come to an end.

As Chris approached the final days of his NFL career, he noticed the high percentage of athletes, who were once at the top of their game, end up financially unstable with failed marriages. This left a lasting impact, which ultimately led Chris down the path of developing companies to address some of those issues.

Chris is now a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Blu Chip Analytics, bridging the gap between Psychology and Augmented Intelligence, fan engagement, and trans-active consumer data technologies. Because of Chris's background and understanding of how tough transitions are, he is uniquely qualified to help organizations understand their people better to help them grow in the right areas.

Chris enjoys an active life with his wife and three children in Brentwood, TN.

Dr. Hillary Cauthen

Co-Founder/Chief Psychologist

Dr. Hillary Cauthen has been involved in athletics since the age of 4. She developed a love for sport and psychology throughout her highly-competitive training. Hillary's education began with a focus in sport psychology. She quickly realized the magnitude sport had on one's personal growth. She began to blend the fields of clinical and sport psychology after recognizing the psychological aspect of sport.

Dr. Hillary Cauthen is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and is listed in the USOC Sport Psychology Registry. Her specialty in sport psychology along with her competitive nature and passion to help others has helped make her a successful business entrepreneur.

She is a mother of 4 girls, and an avid athlete currently training and competing in half and full marathons. She enjoys family adventures, coffee, and naps.

Michelle Johnson

CFO

Michelle Johnson is the CFO of Blu Chip Analytics and oversees the financial and administrative operations of the company. She has years of experience in sports management, and has served as CFO of MVP Sports Group and Controller of the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Team. Johnson has also held executive positions in the health/wellness and real estate development sectors. Johnson is a magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University and a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She currently resides in Brentwood, TN with her husband and daughter.

Jessica Lyle

Chief of Staff

Jessica has over ten years experience in Learning & Development and Education with a proven track record of creating and implementing strategies for the growth and development of both individuals and organizations. Jessica is respected as a thought leader in education and brings with her years of experiences working both in the US and internationally.

It was the mission of Blu Chip that drew Jessica to the organization, as she is passionate about the impact education has on young people and deeply supports the goal of providing resources and tools necessary to prepare young people for a successful transition into and out of collegiate and professional athletics. She brings with her a rich background in education and learning; not only did she serve as secondary school educator in American public schools and international schools, Jessica served as the Director of Learning and Development in a membership-based educational organization for entrepreneurs and business owners. She holds a Masters in Teaching and a Masters in Education.

Jessica lives in Spring Hill, TN with her fiancé, step daughter, and far too many animals. She has way too much enthusiasm for organization and redecorating and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. And pizza. She loves pizza.

Michael Caussin

Prior to joining Blu Chip Michael wore many hats. After 5 years in the NFL, Michael worked in medical sales, had a successful podcast with iHeart Radio, and wrote a NY Times Bestseller. He joined Blu Chip because he genuinely believes in the mission of the organization. Being a former collegiate and professional athlete, Michael understands the value our reports provide for both the organization and the individual athlete. He is passionate about providing these kinds of tools to the next generation of athlete. 

 

Michael resides in Nashville, TN,  is an avid golfer, and is a father of two unbelievable children, Jolie and Jace.  Oh, and the dad to two amazing dogs Chance and Waffles. (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Trey McCalla

Lead Performance Consultant

Prior to joining Blu Chip Trey was contracted with the armed forces to deliver performance psychology and resilience training to service members. As part of this private practice, Trey also consulted with professional athletes in baseball, football, and action and extreme sports, as well as collegiate and amateur teams and athletes.

The chance to work with not only an innovative product but an amazing team truly solidified Trey's desire to join the team. What he appreciate most about the services Blu Chip provides is that organizations receive holistic overviews and thoughtful insights into nurturing and developing the individual to achieve optimal performance with the backing of a supportive organizational culture.

As the Lead Performance Consultant for Blu Chip, Trey streamlines the report process from beginning to end. In overseeing the psych team, Trey is tasked with organization and assignment of report requests and assuring we complete our work in the timeline requested by the customer.

When not with his family, Trey has a wild-side. While visiting South Africa, Trey bungee jumped off one of the world’s tallest bridge locations and cage dived with great white sharks.