Chris is the Managing Partner of BKD’s Transaction Advisory Services division, comprised of BKD Capital Advisors and BKD’s Transaction Services teams.
Chris has more than 25 years of accounting experience, including approximately 16 years dedicated to mergers and acquisition services. He has extensive experience in financial due diligence analysis, transaction structuring, deal negotiation support and post-transaction planning assistance in a wide variety of industries.
Chris has worked with numerous private equity and corporate entities, and led numerous deal teams on acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalization transactions of varying complexity and size. Prior to joining BKD, he worked in audit and mergers and acquisitions practices in St. Louis, Missouri,and Chicago, Illinois. During this period, he was the financial due diligence market practice leader for two international accounting firms. Chris has spoken at national and local seminars and webinars and authored numerous articles relating to various aspects of transaction services.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Missouri Society of CPAs and active in the Association for Corporate Growth. Chris is a graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in accounting.