Chris Schmidt
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Chris has been re-elected to serve another term as chairman and chief executive officer of Moss Adams LLP until June 30, 2022. Prior to his current role, Chris joined the Orange County, California, office of Moss Adams in 1986. In 1991 he was admitted to the partnership, and in 1997 he became the managing partner of the Orange County practice office. In 2004, he moved to the firm’s National office in Seattle, Washington, and assumed the role of president and chief operating officer for a five-year term. He was reappointed to a second term in 2009.

As chairman and chief executive officer, Chris is responsible for establishing and promoting the firm’s strategic plan, including maintaining firm-wide commitment to the highest level of professional practice.

Chris is committed to the accounting profession and a number of charitable organizations. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In May 2019, Chris completed his three-year term serving on the AICPA’s Board of Directors. Chris has also served on the AICPA Council as well as the Council's Nominations Committee. He is currently serving a three-year term on Praxity’s Management Board and Governing Council.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • BA, accounting, California State University, Fullerton