Graduating from VAST (Vermont Academy of Science and Technology) in 2001, Chris continued his education with Vermont Tech in Computer Engineering Technology attaining his associate degree a year later in 2002.
He furthered his higher-education and graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting in 2007. Now, Chris is a Managing Director at ToneyKorf Partners in New York City. In his role he does result-driven management and advisory firm specializing in helping healthcare organizations address complex challenges. He also acquired two industry-specific certifications: Healthcare Financial Professional and Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor certified.
Since joining ToneyKorf Partners in 2015, Chris has served in various interim management and advisory roles. His most notable engagements include Milford Health & Medical, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, and Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers of New York. In these careers he’s helped with; leading IT implementation and integration efforts for a new Electronic Medical Record system; has had the role of Chief Information Officer and during his tenure he oversaw all IT operations at the executive level; and Chris was also involved in creating Brookdale’s strategic forecast for organizational growth, along with significantly contributing to the development and planning for One Brooklyn Health, a $700M plan to create a three-hospital system in Brooklyn, NY.
Currently, Chris is a member of the senior leadership team at Saint Vincent’s, and was brought in to lead various special projects, including implementing major IT applications, restructuring clinical operations, and overseeing the transition of Saint Vincent’s claims administrator to a new vendor.
“I am also currently a volunteer as a member of the Board of Directors for Good Grief which is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting grieving children by building their resilience, strengthening families and empowering communities to grow from loss and adversity,” stated Chris.
In 2021, Chris was honored as a recipient of the M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leader Award, recognizing his expertise and achievements in restructuring, turnaround, operations, leadership, and community service while still under the age of 40!
To see more of Chris’s work, he has also had work published about Information Technology in Health Care Technology: Ransomware Risk and Protection article.
Staying connected to Vermont Tech, Chris came to Vermont Tech’s Williston campus to host a Lunch & Learn Lecture! He provided more information about how he used/uses his degrees in the professional world for students, in the same field of study, to highlight one way they can use their degree after graduation and become successful alumni, like himself!
His advice to current students is to always work on your soft skills, like presenting, as being in college is the best time to practice; keep your relationships with faculty and staff as they can be great resources even after you graduate; and lastly, always follow your passion!