Chris is the Partner in charge of Business Development and Marketing at Brown Smith Wallace. He is responsible for expanding market awareness of Brown Smith Wallace services and the value proposition provided to its clients.
His focus is primarily with publicly traded and privately held middle market companies. He has a strong background in business development, service delivery, project management and staff development.
Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, he served as the managing director at Jefferson Wells International where he was responsible for opening the St. Louis office and developing new business in the surrounding market. Chris also spent 10 years with KPMG where he left his senior manager position in the external audit practice to join one of his clients as the VP-Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
Chris is a client advocate as he remains significantly involved as the client relationship partner with many of the firm’s larger clients. He has purchased, sold, managed and delivered professional services during his career; it is this experience that he utilizes to maximize the client/service provider relationship.
Chris, a licensed CPA, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Growth, Financial Executive International and Institute of Internal Auditors. Chris is also on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the St. Louis ARC and an active member of St. Louis Social Venture Partners.