Chris has practiced public accounting since 2003. He manages audits for construction and employee benefit plan clients. Chris provides business consulting and accounting services to financial management personnel and owners of construction businesses, including internal control and financial reporting system matters; billing practices and cash flow improvements; business owner succession planning; and tax planning and other compliance issues. He has presented on various topics related to the construction industry and employee benefit plans, and has written numerous articles for construction organizations.

External Publications

  • "As an Accounting Alternative Emerges, Proceed with Caution" (CFMA Building Profits, July/August 2014)
  • "Capital Ideas: Strategically Managing Excess Cash" (Construction Executive, May 2014)
  • "Treasury Management as a Competitive Advantage" (CFMA Building Profits, May 2013)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Revenue Recognition Construction Contractors
    (Building Opportunity Conference, Sacramento, August 2014)
  • CFMA – Financial Survey Results
    (CFMA San Diego Chapter, July 2014)
  • Utilizing CFMA’s 2011 Construction Industry Annual Financial Survey to Build a Better Bottom Line
    (CFMA Annual Conference, June 2012)
  • Utilizing CFMA’S Annual Financial Survey Results to Understand a Contractor’s Risk to your Portfolio
    (NASBP Virtual Webinar, February 2012)
  • Utilizing CFMA’s 2011 Construction Industry Annual Financial Survey to Build a Better Bottom Line
    (CFMA’S Knowledge NOW Webinar, January 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member and Director, Construction Financial Management Association, Orange County Chapter
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Association of General Contractors
  • Member, California Asphalt and Pavers Association
  • Member, Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member, Surety and Underwriters Association of Southern California


  • BS, accounting and information systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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