Chris Knutson’s finance career spans over 15 years with both public and private companies. As the Vice President of Finance for USS, Chris is responsible for the treasury and financial functions of USS and oversees the assets integration process for new dermatology practice acquisitions. He also leads the team of finance and accounting professionals.
Before joining USS, Chris worked for Graco from 2008 to 2016. He held roles as Divisional and Regional Controller and Internal Audit Manager. During this time, Chris was on an international assignment in Shanghai, China, managing 24 finance professionals in Japan, Korea, SE Asia, Australia and India. In addition to his finance roles, he was also involved in operations, which included the implementation of a warehouse in China. He has experience working with multiple locations and languages.
From 2001 to 2008, Chris worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He audited both private and public manufacturing companies throughout the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.
Chris is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where he received B.B.A in Accounting. He has CPA licenses in both Minnesota and North Dakota.