Director of Operations

Chris Vitas is a proven finance professional with 17 years of broad finance and insurance related experience.  Chris has spent his entire career working within the Chief Financial Officers group at Zurich North America in Schaumburg, IL.  Zurich is a leading multi-line insurance group with more than 100 years of experience serving largely Fortune 500 businesses in North America. Most recently, Chris was director of North America Finance Operations for Zurich where he led a team of analysts responsible for internal controls, process improvements, budgeting and forecasting, vendor management, GL account reconciliations, as well as data management and visualization.

As Director of  Operations for Murer Consultants,  Mr. Vitas will be assuming these same duties as well as consulting as to cost reduction and reimbursement strategies for clients. Chris has a proven ability to improve operations and finance. He has a proven track record of planning and executing strategic and operational goals, implementing internal processes and controls, strategic planning, and staff development all while driving cost reductions, heightened efficiencies and business transformation. He has been consistently recognized for his expertise as a leader of high performance teams in demanding environments. Chris has played a critical role in numerous high profile projects as he will again at Murer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from North Central College and numerous professional designations related to process improvement.

Chris is married to Lisa Vitas. They have two children.