Meet a Team Member – Chris Gallo
As a Sales and Use Tax Manager, Chris Gallo spends his time researching state and local sales tax laws and codes across the country, performing in-depth analysis of compliance for businesses concerning state and local tax, as well as sales tax audit defense. We were excited to catch up with Chris and learn more about his career path and why he enjoys being on the BerganKDV team.
What are some of the more important lessons you’ve learned in your career?
I would summarize lessons I’ve learned into three bullet points:
- Always do what is right for your client and you can do no wrong
- Take the high road
- Wait a day before sending a snarky email
Why did you go into sales and use tax? What brought you to this career and what do you like most about it?
I firmly believe that there is too much government interference in our lives and businesses. I love helping businesses navigate sales tax to their advantage instead of letting states take advantage of them.
If you weren’t involved with sales and use tax, what would you be doing?
A pro walleye tour fisherman (as I am in my dreams).
Why BerganKDV? What differentiates this firm for you?
I had the good fortune to work as a consultant with a number of people with BerganKDV before I actually joined the firm. Everyone I work with shares the same values I do, and we are a big firm that feels like a big family.
If BerganKDV were an animal, what animal would it be?
An elephant because they possess extreme intelligence.
What advice would you give someone getting out of school right now?
Always be willing to work and start saving money now.