Chris Crisci serves as the Director of Operations for the University Innovation Alliance (UIA).  He is responsible for leading a significant portion of the UIA’s finance and operational needs.  This includes financial planning and analysis, risk and assurance, human resources, grants and contracts, and overall business design.  He oversees much of the daily operations, providing guidance and leading strategic planning for operational efficiency and effectiveness in support of the UIA’s mission.

Prior to joining the UIA, Chris worked at Arizona State University for 10 years.  He served as a University Auditor for 5 years and then transitioned into the Grant and Research finance department, serving as a key partner on strategic University Initiatives related to philanthropy funding.

Chris is a Certified Public Account and received his Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Arizona State University

Chris can be reached at

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