Chris Ballinger

Dir of Mobility & Blockchain Svcs
Toyota Research Institute

Chris serves as CFO and Director of Mobility Services for Toyota Research Institute. Chris joined TRI in April 2017 following 14 years at Toyota Financial Services (TFS). Upon his transition, Chris served in a global leadership role for TFS as SVP, CFO, and Chief Officer of Strategic Innovation, helping guide global TFS strategy to address future market trends and business model requirements. Chris's achievements at TFS were recognized with aPinnacle Award in 2012, given by the Association of Finance Professionals in recognition of excellence in Treasury and Finance, and he was named an Automotive News All-Star in 2013. Prior to joining Toyota, Chris' career stops included Providian Financial as Assistant Treasurer and Bank of America's Senior Vice President of Treasury. He was also Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Econ Advisors under President Reagan. Chris has bachelor’s degree in Econ from Amherst College and a master’s degree in Economics from the UC Berkeley.

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