Chris Duncan is Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor in Mars Hill Department of Business Administration. He most recently was the former co-founder and EVP/COO of Decisely, a fast growing “insuretech” company focused providing integrated benefits and other HR solutions to small businesses.
Formerly, Chris was the Chief Growth Officer and National Benefits Leader of EPIC, a “Top 15” property/casualty, benefits, loss control, claims and HR administration company. Previous to EPIC, Chris was a Partner with Mercer Health & Benefits involved with national brokerage strategy and M&A, as well as leader of its Atlanta Health & Benefits Business. His background includes COO/CFO of a regional brokerage, benefits and administration firm, Chief Risk Officer/VP Finance at Delta Air Lines, and multiple positions including strategic planning, finance, and risk/security/insurance management leadership positions within PepsiCo companies of Frito-lay and KFC. He started his career at Ford Motor Company as a casualty insurance analyst.
He also serves on the board of Missio International, a non-profit dedicated to children at risk ministries in Romania. He and his wife Lisa semi-retired to the Asheville area in 2021, where he enjoys hiking and biking.