Chris is a senior finance executive with more than thirty years of experience and a breadth of expertise in diverse industries ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early stage start-ups. He has a unique background combining traditional accounting functions, system design and implementation, business entrepreneurship, and private sector experience. Chris is capable of providing cost-effective solutions to complex business strategies and processes while bridging the gap between technology and finance.
After beginning his career in public accounting, Chris transitioned to the next stage of his career where he managed approximately fifty accounting system implementations and consulting projects in a multitude of industries. During this time, Chris became involved in the ownership of three early-stage enterprises in the technology, telecommunications, and distribution industries eventually selling each of the businesses prior to entering the private sector.
Prior to joining CFO Selections, Chris was the VP of Finance at EagleView Technologies from the initial start-up phase through the successful acquisition of the company by a Private Equity firm. During his nine year tenure, EagleView grew from 30 employees and $1.5M in revenue to over 500 employees and $220M in revenue. In the years prior to his tenure with EagleView, Chris served in the CFO and Controller roles of several technology companies with both traditional and SaaS based revenue models. Chris enjoys helping companies develop and execute their business plans based on their products and services offerings, addressable market, business model, and leadership. He has a proven track record of building successful accounting and finance teams, and leveraging technology to achieve efficiency and scalability of business processes.
Chris is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Washington and holds two Bachelor of Arts in Management, one with a concentration in Accounting and the other with a concentration in Finance from Central Washington University. He is a native of Seattle and enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter, and being in the outdoors.