Solutions Leader // Client Accounting
Chris began his career working on Capitol Hill in Washington DC as a Staff Assistant for the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee for the United States House of Representatives at the time. Working as a liaison between the federal government and state and local governments, Chris became an expert in state and local tax (SALT) code, more importantly, an expert in state and local audit defense and business compliance.
Chris joined BerganKDV in August 2016 to create and build a state and local tax practice from the ground up. Since then, he has taken a startup, single state SALT practice and grown it into a multi-million dollar practice with expertise in every state and local jurisdiction. The SALT team Chris built now leads the nation in multi-state SALT consulting and compliance and acts as the outsourced advisory and compliance team for over 200 businesses around the world.
Having built a successful SALT practice, Chris took his business building expertise and knowledge and focused it on the client accounting practice within BerganKDV where he now leads the growth and strategy for BerganKDV client accounting and financial advisory.
As the leader of the Client Accounting team, Chris changed the way things are done in the firm by altering the focus from back-office accounting to true business advisory. Renaming the Client Accounting (CAS) department to Financial Accounting Advisory Services Team (FAAST), Chris has grown the outsourced accounting services in BerganKDV into another multi-million dollar service, poised for massive growth.
In his free time, Chris enjoys watching his kids play sports, traveling with his family, and spending as much time fishing as he can.