Christopher Trapani
Christopher Trapani
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sereno Group

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1990)
  • Christopher Trapani is the founder and CEO of Sereno Group, a residential real estate company generating nearly $3.5 billion in sales annually. It was named a “Best Place to Work” by the Bay Area News Group from 2009 to 2016.
  • Christopher is committed to the environment and community development through philanthropy. He and his co-workers established the Sereno Group’s "1% For Good" program, through which 1 percent of gross commissions are donated to local charities, resulting in more than $500,000 in annual charitable giving. The Sereno Group has been honored as one of the top 50 corporate givers in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for several years running.
  • A member of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President's Council of Advisors, Christopher is playing a leading role in raising funds for the new Expressive Technology Studios in the Science and Agriculture Research and Teaching Complex, scheduled to open on campus in 2021.
  • Christopher's wife, Kirsten, is also a Cal Poly alumna and two of the couple's children currently attend Cal Poly.


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