Operations

Chris Werner

Chris Werner

Chief operating officer, chief compliance officer

Chris was raised in a picture-postcard New England community, fishing trout streams in the summer, jumping into leaf piles in the fall and ice skating on the backyard pond in the winter. After high school, his family moved to Orinda, California, another small town just over the hill from Berkeley. He earned his B.S. in political science from UC San Diego, a masters in information science from UCLA, and an MBA in international marketing from USC.

Chris’ diverse professional career includes working as a story analyst in the entertainment industry, starting a business to export U.S. food products to Japan, and establishing a second company to market U.S. food products globally via the web. As COO of Westmount, he drives initiatives such as hiring talent, building out IT infrastructure and running marketing programs — all with the objective of making Westmount stronger and better for our clients.