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Chris is Partner in charge of Practice Growth at Brown Smith Wallace. He is responsible for growing the business and expanding market awareness of Brown Smith Wallace services and the value proposition provided to its clients. Chris is a connector of people and business.

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 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 serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the St. Louis ARC and the Board of Directors and Grant Committee of St. Louis Social Venture Partners.

Thought Leadership

Community Involvement

Board of Directors and Finance Committee--St. Louis ARC

Board of Directors and Grant Committee--St. Louis Social Venture Partners

Professional Organizations



Association for Corporate Growth

Financial Executive International

Institute of Internal Auditors


University of Missouri-Columbia

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