Chris Strongman is the Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management at Aritzia — an innovative design house and fashion boutique originating from Vancouver. He is a risk professional with a career spanning 30 years, primarily in the retail and casino industries. 

He joined Aritzia in 2016, previously leading Asset Protection teams at companies such as Best Buy and Target. In his current role as VP of Enterprise Risk Management, Chris led the transformation from a traditional Loss Prevention department to Enterprise Risk Management which has created opportunities to grow his team from 30 to now almost 300 professionals with varied expertise, strengthening the level of value he and his team can offer Aritzia.  Chris is passionate about taking on leadership roles in his community, particularly by coaching youth sports teams.