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Christopher J. Harrer

  • Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Christopher J. Harrer is a successful entrepreneur and educator with over 30 years experience in the finance, real estate, and service industries. He is an Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business and has been teaching at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies since 2002 and has won the student-voted Golden Apple Teaching Award. An accomplished entrepreneur in the hospitality and information management industries, Mr. Harrer was the founder of United Document Storage LLC and Pacifico’s LLC prior to successfully selling both companies. Mr. Harrer is currently is a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services, the world's largest wealth management firm. He serves as a trusted advisor to business owners, entrepreneurs, and retired individuals offering investment management, trust and estate succession planning, and wealth transfer strategies.

Mr. Harrer earned a BBA degree from Loyola Marymount University, an MBA and MSBA degrees from the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning – CFP® Certification Professional Education Program. As a community leader, Mr. Harrer has served as a board member on numerous charitable boards of directors. Currently, he is immediate past-chair and current board member of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and a proud supporter of law enforcement as a member of the CHP 11-99 Foundation and the LAPD Eagle and Badge Foundation. Mr. Harrer is a retired marathon runner and a current triathlete and enjoys playing golf, bicycling, and spending time with family.

Christopher J. Harrer

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Finance
Board of Directors
Entrepreneurship Economics
Family Business
Fundamental Analysis
Investment Performance
New Business Development


Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Centers + Institutes

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Course List

BAEP 452 - Feasibility Analysis
BAEP 551 - Introduction to New Ventures
BAEP 451 - The Management of New Enterprises
BAEP 453 - Venture Management