Chris Mason is the dean of the Offutt School of Business and an associate professor of finance. In 2012, he founded Fontis Companies and has served as president and chief investment officer since inception. Previously, he served as Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS Financial Services and Merrill Lynch. Areas of expertise include business valuation, portfolio construction and management, fixed income analysis, investments, and transformational leadership. Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concordia College and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.