Chris Nelson

Young Alumni Council MemberChris Nelson

Financial Reporting and Accounting Manager, Chipotle


UC Irvine – 2013, B.A., social sciences


Chris graduated Cum Laude from UC Irvine in 2013 with a major in Business Administration. While on campus he participated in a myriad of activities and departments that granted him robust cross-campus relationships and experiences:

  • UCI Housing - Resident Adviser
  • Career Center - Peer Consultant
  • UCI Bookstore - General Books Associate and Sanrio Specialist
  • Paul Merage School of Business - Dan and Jean Aldrich Nominee
  • Campuswide Honors Program - Participant

Chris is a CPA as well as a licensed bartender, and he is currently eating a lot of Chipotle burritos. By that he means he is working at Chipotle as a Financial Reporting and Accounting Manager. Chris has worked in a plethora of complex industries and has also held roles at Aviation Capital Group and Deloitte where he has enjoyed providing valuable insight to his clients and maintaining a laughter-based approach to his business relationships.

In his free time Chris enjoys mentoring the youth, competing in recreational athletics, absorbing as much TV, written and electric content as possible, the scent and taste of vanilla, world travel, and being the best dog dad, partner, son, friend, and casual acquaintance to all the important people in his life.