Director of Operations
Chris joined Peter Jacobsen SPORTS in November 2006 and serves as the Director of Operations for the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the tournament, as well as creating and managing the operational budget of the event. Prior to joining PJS, Chris had more than 16 years experience as a financial professional with an emphasis on budgeting. Chris transitioned his career into event management by gaining experience at USGA events, including the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2005 U.S. Open, the 2005 Walker Cup and the 2006 Commerce Bank Championship.
Winthrop, Massachusetts (original); Hopedale, Massachusetts (current)
Education (school + major):
Boston College, Carroll School of Management, Bachelor of Science in Finance
Year you joined PJS team:
Favorite PJS moment:
I had just joined PJS in late 2006, and traveled to Portland for our company meeting. During a break I was calling home to say good night to my young kids. Peter approached me and asked if he could talk to them and he did, which as one could imagine was extremely funny and a kind gesture. I’m thankful my kids believed it was actually him and didn’t say anything to abruptly end my tenure at PJS!
Favorite aspect of working at PJS:
I enjoy the fact that I love my job, and PJS has given me a great deal of freedom and responsibility to perform my function well. The PJS team is fantastic to work with. I also enjoy when people outside the company ask me what it’s like to work for Peter Jacobsen, to which I respond “He’s a great boss, just like you see on TV.” Let’s just say that I could not have made that statement regarding some previous bosses in the corporate world!
Favorite golf professional:
I’m going with Peter Jacobsen (outside the ropes) and Jack Nicklaus (inside the ropes)…. Final answer?!
Favorite sports team (professional or collegiate):
Boston College Eagles (Football)
Favorite hobby/outside activity:
Playing golf with my son Cam and daughter Missy
Best concert attended:
Tie – Pajama Slave Dancers, “The Rat” (Rathskellar) Boston, MA 1990; Billy Joel, Providence Civic Center 1989
Top five artists on your playlist:
ECLECTIC WARNING!! Zac Brown Band, Eminem, Jason Aldean, Rick James, Jack Johnson
The most inspirational sports moment, in your opinion:
By rule I am required to answer “1980 Miracle on Ice”. The captain of the team, Mike Eruzione, is from my hometown. Fun (useless) fact: he served as my substitute teacher for a day during the school year (junior high at the time) prior to the team winning Gold at Lake Placid. In all seriousness, that group of college kids beating the “unbeatable” Russian team serves as an inspiration that virtually anything is possible with hard work and perseverance. Is it getting dusty in here?
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Funny, Passionate, Dedicated (and Punctilious as an alternate since I want to annoy people who need to look it up)