Chris Cuffaro

Chris Cuffaro

Senior Business Advisor


Chris Cuffaro joined Alerus in November 2018 with more than 30 years of experience in finance. He has served in every aspect of both residential and commercial financial services, from teller to bank president. Mr. Cuffaro has 15 years of expertise in treasury management, which includes utilizing the latest technology to provide clients with services including e-banking and fraud protection.

Prior to joining Alerus, Chris served as the Arizona/New Mexico regional vice president and treasury management officer at Washington Federal Bank. Before that, he was vice president and treasury management officer at OneAZ Credit Union, serving businesses in the East Valley of the Phoenix metro and Southern Arizona.

Chris enjoys meeting with clients and providing advice and solutions to help solve business problems. He is an accredited ACH professional (AAP) and a certified treasury professional (CTP). He currently serves as a board member for the Association for Financial Professionals of Arizona. He previously served two years as chairperson of the product innovation standing group for the National Automated Clearing House.

A native of Michigan, Mr. Cuffaro currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is based in Alerus’ Mesa office.