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Christopher Desautel

SVP & Chief Digital Officer - Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies


Christopher Desautel has over 20 years experience delivering innovative ways to use technology to enable companies to grow, reduce cost, delight customers, and achieve a competitive advantage.  He has expertise in business and IT strategy, group start-ups, turn-arounds, digital transformation initiatives, and M&A.  He also has extensive experience delivering successful technology solutions for e-Business, ERP, Supply Chain, Insurance, and Business Intelligence.

Mr. Desautel is currently SVP and Chief Digital Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC), where he is focused on creating a market-leading customer experience, driving digital transformation initiatives, and leading the information technology group.  He joined BHHC in 2013, as Chief Information Officer.

Prior to BHHC, Mr. Desautel has held various leadership positions including SVP and CIO at SeaBright Holdings, VP in Information Technology at Safeco, and Global IT Executive at Delphi.

Mr. Desautel began his career as a management consultant with Andersen and Deloitte Consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement IT and business improvement programs.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Engineering with a concentration in operations management.