Partner, Consumer Products Senior Analyst
Areas of focus: Consumer Products
Chris is a member of the firm’s national consumer products and retail teams. He has over 15 years of experience providing accounting and auditing services, primarily in the consumer products and retail industries. With a client base focused in the middle market, Chris enjoys his role as both a technical resource and business advisor to his clients.
Chris has helped his clients through complex accounting and business issues including business combinations, challenges with international operations, complex equity transactions and complex revenue recognition. He also has experience with mergers and acquisitions and has helped clients with extensive due diligence projects as part of successful buy-side and sell-side transactions.
In January 2018, Chris was selected as a senior analyst in RSM’s cutting edge Industry Eminence Program, which positions its senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. These senior analysts advise clients on conditions impacting middle market leaders.
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