Christopher M. Leardini, CPA

Senior Vice President, Operations



Christopher Leardini joined BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York in 1999 and is the company’s senior vice president, operations.

He oversees the company's business operations functions, including group implementation, billing and enrollment, claims, and all member and provider service functions. He focuses on ensuring accurate and timely transactions and high quality service. He also supervises various information technology (IT) functions, including architecture, application development, quality assurance, and IT operations. He also leads operational planning and delivery, which involves planning and providing technology platforms and solutions that meet the company's objectives.

Leardini has held numerous roles at BlueCross BlueShield, including 14 years in leadership positions in the company's finance area, most recently as vice president, finance. There, he oversaw all core financial reporting, accounting, payroll, and treasury functions. Prior to joining BlueCross BlueShield, Leardini worked in the Buffalo office of Deloitte & Touche for 5 years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University. He currently serves on the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board, Niagara Falls Country Club Board of Governors, the HEALTHeLINK Finance Committee, and is a coach in the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League.

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