Area of Focus
Retail Audit

Christopher Shaker

Retail Leader
Area of Focus
Retail Audit

About Chris

Chris Shaker is an assurance partner and works in the consumer products practice, and leads the national retail sector at RSM US LLP. He has more than 20 years of experience providing assurance and accounting services to clients, primarily in the consumer products and retail sectors. He is based in the firm’s Boston office.


In his role as the national retail sector leader, Chris works with middle market private equity-owned companies, multigeneration family-owned businesses and SEC reporting entities as both a technical resource and business advisor. He shares industry trends and best practices with clients across the retail sector to help them identify and solve complex business issues.

Chris is a graduate of the firm’s cutting-edge industry eminence program, which positions him to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the retail industry. Throughout the eminence program, he worked alongside the firm’s chief economist and other program participants to analyze trends and themes affecting the retail industry. He continues to help shape the eminence program by developing thought leadership and strategic planning and staffing around the retail industry. Chris completed executive education certification in strategy and innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, helping him gain a deeper understanding of current business dynamics.

A relationship builder, Chris is involved in the firm’s culture and diversity efforts as a member of the Generations employee network group, connecting RSM colleagues ranging from first-year associates to senior partners. His quest to have a positive impact on both clients and colleagues helps the firm achieve its status as a first-choice advisor to middle market businesses.

Chris has played team sports his entire life, including collegiate-level hockey, providing him with a practical understanding of what it takes to motivate and inspire fellow teammates and clients. He brings his experience in collaboration and teamwork to the workplace, sharing knowledge with colleagues and clients, and always working toward success.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Science, economics, College of the Holy Cross
  • Executive certificate in strategy and innovation, MIT