Chris is an innovative and driven corporate counsel with experience leading commercial transactions and negotiations for billion dollar companies. Chris obtained his Juris Doctor, Certificate in Health Law and Master of Health Administration from Saint Louis University and his Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College where he studied Economics & Management and Political Science. With a fast-paced, tech-savvy and lean leadership style that focuses on goals, metrics and continuous improvement, Chris has been recognized as the 2014 Corporate Counsel of the Year by the St. Louis Business Journal and is a recipient of the 2015 Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion award for creating leading best practices to increase customer service and decrease costs.
Chris currently serves as the Administrative Director of Business Operations & Strategic Initiatives and Contracts at Stanford Health Care, a premier academic medical system in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. The Business Operations & Strategic Initiatives department provides centralized management of financial performance, operational metrics, process improvement initiatives, strategic planning, and resource utilization for 12 distinct business units that manage over 80 cost centers, approximately 2,000 staff and a total budget of over $200 million. The Contract Administration department provides centralized legal review and contract management services to Stanford Medicine legal entities that include: coordinating contract requests, advising on contractual matters, negotiating and drafting legal documents, performing legal review and facilitating timely renewal or termination of contracts to meet internal policies and external regulations and optimize legal and business terms.