Sanders Wallis is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. While he was at UGA he had an opportunity to go to Europe to study at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, an opportunity that he grabbed.
The University of Innsbruck is the third-largest university in Austria, and according to a 2010 ranking is the highest-rated institution of higher learning in the country. It was founded more than three hundred years ago. “I studied abroad in 2006 over in Innsbruck, Austria, through the University of Innsbruck,” he recalls. “That was a six week program, but we stayed over there for a couple of more weeks, and just traveled abroad – throughout Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and all over. But we also – I took two classes and earned six hours of course work for my Georgia degree.” Sanders Wallis and the other students enrolled at the University of Innsbruck took classes that easily transferred over to the University of Georgia curriculum. “I took a marketing class, and then an international history class.”
After completing his studies at the University of Georgia in Athens, Sanders Wallis began working for Cbeyond, Inc., in Atlanta as a Senior Sales Consultant. He took that job at the end of 2008 and distinguished himself by generating extensive personal sales revenue. “I was one of their top producers there,” he recalls. The company rewarded its top sales people with a year-end trip, and he made that his first year there. That turned out to be his only year there; he began working at the Wallis Printing Company in the spring of 2010.