Chris Der Vartanian is a senior audit expert with The Alexander Group. Previously, Mr. Der Vartanian was employed by the State of Rhode Island for nearly 21 years, most recently as the Chief Auditor for the State of Rhode Island Bureau of Audits where lead that office for 8 years and where he was responsible for the internal audit oversight of over 150 state department, agencies, quasi-agencies, and programs. In addition to Chief Auditor, Mr. Der Vartanian served the State of Rhode Island as the Supervisor of Examinations in the Division of Banking and as an Examiner-In-Charge in the State Insurance Division. He has also worked for GTECH Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island, Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in its Providence office, American Bankers Insurance Group of Miami, Florida and Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in its Miami, Florida office.
Mr. Der Vartanian is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in accounting. He also is a graduate of the Senior Executives in Local and State Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Der Vartanian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants where he sits on the Business, Industry and Government Committee, and the American and Rhode Island Chapters of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Chris Der Vartanian is also the Senior Vice President – Chief Risk Officer at Navigant Credit Union in Smithfield, Rhode Island where he oversees the Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, and the IT and Physical Security areas of the $1.4 billion Credit Union.
He resides in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.