Drawing on a corporate career spanning 25 years in the financial and risk management industries, Chris Eldredge founded TriMountain Corp, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Prior to founding TriMountain, Eldredge was the managing director of three Colorado based offices for Wells Fargo Insurance Services. His customers spanned a variety of sectors including education, retail, sports, construction, real estate and nonprofits.
Before joining Wells Fargo, Eldredge managed business market operations in northern Texas as well as a Three-State Region (Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas) for Liberty Mutual; overseeing more than 15 business market teams within six offices. His diverse client base included significant energy producers, contracting and manufacturing enterprises, public and private mining and geophysical operations, as well as an international food manufacturer and one of America’s most notable nonprofits.
Eldredge had also served as the operations manager for Liberty Mutual in San Antonio, Texas, where he led new business and client retention initiatives. While in this role, he worked with several of the leading special trade contractors in southern Texas, a prototype commuter jet project, a heavy equipment dealer and one of the most recognized and respected oil refining operations in the country.
Prior to his San Antonio engagement, Eldredge was in direct business market sales for Liberty Mutual in their Denver office, working closely with a leading commercial contractors and technology companies.
Eldredge began his risk management career as a business market underwriter in Weston, Massachusetts, where he underwrote a historic rope manufacturing facility, a national leader in paper products production and a highly visible real estate development corporation in the metro Boston area.
Eldredge is the chair of the Risk Management and Insurance Development Committee for the University of Colorado, Denver, and is the president of the board of directors for Greccio Housing; a nonprofit that provides affordable, safe and stable housing in southern Colorado.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas and dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications from Northeastern University in Boston. While at Northeastern, Eldredge participated in several internships, including working with a large law firm, the Massachusetts Secretary of State and the City of Boston Law Department.
With 15 years of experience in sales and finance, John brings a diverse background in commercial banking, business, risk management and insurance.
John is the VP of Sales and Operations at TriMountain Corporation, and focuses on professional (medical, lawyer malpractice, etc.), technology (cyber), and management liability coverages, as well as other commercial property and casualty insurance.
Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Development at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, and worked with high-wealth individuals and corporations ranging from $100M to $42B in revenue. John led development for the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program, working with industry leaders to establish the fastest growing RMI program in the nation.
Before joining CU, John was a capital advisor and commercial bank officer for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Extension Fund. In this role, he advised religious organizations and nonprofits across the United States and Canada on their commercial finances, construction projects, and operations. In this role, John also served as a liaison to the Department of Energy, National Council of Churches, and the White House Office of Neighborhoods and Faith Based Initiatives.
John has a BA in business from Transylvania University, a MDIV from Lexington Theological Seminary, a graduate certificate in board governance from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, and a graduate certificate from the Bossey Institute at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. At the Bossey Institute, he was a student fellow researching the economic partnerships of the World Council of Churches (WCC) with the World Bank and IMF.
John serves as the Board Secretary for Canvas Credit Union ($2.3B in assets), is married to his lovely wife Kris, and has two boys.