May 17, 2023

Chris Blume

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Chris Blume is a seasoned financial services change leader with in-depth experience in both operations and technology. Chris is recognized as a strategic leader who shapes business vision, prioritizes change, implements next-generation systems and realizes the integration synergies from acquisitions. His global experience started as a US Army Engineer Officer before shifting to Big-4 business consulting and then to industry at investment managers, broker dealers, custodians and insurance firms.


Most recently, Chris was the Head of Transformation and Projects at Macquarie Asset Management. In this role, he led strategic programs across the globe including implementations of Aladdin and Eagle PACE and Salesforce, along with multiple acquisition integrations and a variety of regulatory initiatives.


Prior to joining Macquarie, Chris’ career had been focused on operations at Buy-Side and Sell-Side firms. His previous positions included IT Chief of Staff, IT Business Management and Program Management at AIG, and several Managing Director Operations roles at Broker Dealers and Investment Managers.


Chris has managed teams as small as two and as large as 400. He has developed expertise in all areas of operations and has managed large scale changes to improve effectiveness and efficiency. As a project management professional, Agile Certified Professional and Discipline Agile Certified SCRUM Master, he has worked in both Waterfall, Agile and blended environments.