Chris became President and CEO of Versiti on Feb. 1, 2017, after a 20+ year career exclusively in healthcare. He is first and foremost a patient and donor advocate, while also passionate about the employee experience of nearly 2,000 Versiti colleagues across multiple states. Since joining our inspiring, mission-focused organization, Chris and his leadership team have built a One Versiti culture, prioritized employee development, stoked the flame of innovation, invested in our infrastructure, and established Ohio as a 5th Versiti state.
Prior to joining Versiti, Chris served as Group Vice President and Global Immunology Franchise Head at Shire, helping to bring medicines to patients around the world and shaping the strategy for a $2.5 billion biopharmaceutical franchise. In his previous role at Baxalta, he was Vice President of Plasma Strategy and New Product Development. Chris also worked for Baxter International as Vice President of U.S. BioScience National Accounts and spent 17 years with Eli Lilly and Company, most recently as General Manager of their Australia and New Zealand operation.
Chris earned a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude in Accounting, from Butler University in 1996. He also was a three-year starter on Butler’s basketball team and was named an Academic All-American in 1995. Chris currently is a member of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees. He also sits on the Butler University Business School Dean’s Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Blood Centers of America.
Chris and his wife Nicole live in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and stay busy with their three children Sage (11/14/07), Mace (05/23/09), and Crew (8/1/14).