United States

Christopher Shaker

Partner, Consumer Products Senior Analyst

Areas of focus: Consumer Products

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER

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.


Recent Perspectives

Economic indicators to watch for this holiday shopping season

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Economic indicators to watch for this holiday shopping season

Consumer spending has been strong so far in 2019 but factors such as tariffs and a tight labor market could influence sales outcomes.

The state of middle market retail heading into the holiday season

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The state of middle market retail heading into the holiday season

RSM's industry insiders break down how store closings will affect this holiday season. Hear the discussion in this brief video.

Protecting trusted data: 5 questions for consumer products companies

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Protecting trusted data: 5 questions for consumer products companies

Protecting customer data has never been more important in the consumer products industry. Learn how to jumpstart your cybersecurity efforts.

Industry Outlook: Retail

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Industry Outlook: Retail

How can middle market retailers address shifting consumer confidence? One way is to sharpen discounting and promotional strategies.

Consumer products industry outlook

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Consumer products industry outlook

From margin pressures and consumer preferences to rising labor costs and tariffs, consumer products businesses have much to address.

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Consumer products companies: Your short- and long-game toward growth

Consumer products companies, get short- and long-term planning considerations for when the economy slows or accelerates.

2019 business outlook: Fashion and home furnishings industry

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2019 business outlook: Fashion and home furnishings industry

Fashion and home furnishings sector faces strong consumer confidence amid threat of trade regulations and tight labor market.

2019 business outlook: Retail industry

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2019 business outlook: Retail industry

As economic momentum carries over into 2019, the driving forces in the retail sector include consumer spending, tariffs and labor.

Planning for more trade tension and tariffs: What now?

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Planning for more trade tension and tariffs: What now?

Middle market businesses are already feeling the negative impact of tariffs. RSM answers some key FAQs and outlines next steps.

Retailers must be mindful of gift card tax pitfalls

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Retailers must be mindful of gift card tax pitfalls

Retailers should assess gift card procedures including an annual review of reporting, sales tax, unclaimed property and more.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

To discuss how our team can help your business, contact us by phone 800-274-3978.


CONTACT CHRISTOPHER

+1 617 241 1404
christopher.shaker@rsmus.com
Connect on LinkedIn

 @ChrisShakerCP


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