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Chris Bugg
Chris Bugg

Sandler Training is a world leader in innovative sales, leadership and management training. For more than 50 years, Sandler has taught its distinctive, non-traditional selling system and highly effective sales training methodology, which has helped salespeople and sales managers take charge of the process.


Our training is designed to create lasting improvement rather than the motivational “quick fix” typical of many seminar-based training programs. To help clients accomplish their goals, Sandler provides “reinforcement training,” a system that combines quality materials along with access to ongoing training workshops and individual coaching sessions. Through our Coastal Virginia training center, we provide continuing face-to-face support and reinforcement of the world’s most successful selling system.


Chris is the owner of Sandler Training’s Coastal Virginia office.  Prior to opening the Coastal Virginia Sandler Training Center, Chris worked in various sales, business development, and strategic capture roles at both Viasat, Inc., and Harris Corp. 

Prior to his corporate career, Chris served as an F/A-18C pilot in the United States Navy.  As a pilot in the Strike Fighter community, he completed combat deployments in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.  Chris also received a Bronze Star for his service as a Fires Officer on a classified multinational Task Force in Iraq in 2007.  Chris retired from the United States Naval Reserve as a Commander in 2016.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.  Most recently he was recognized as a Fuqua Scholar upon earning his Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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