Location: Holland, Michigan
Favorite Beverage: Soda fountain Diet Coke
First Live Concert: Bare Naked Ladies
Least Favorite Chore: Cleaning the out fridge
Chris is a Virtual CFO who blends a public accounting background with private industry experience. Prior to joining Summit, she spent three years as the CFO of a Midwest manufacturing company which landed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list several times. In her spare time she acts as a fractional CFO of a start-up surgical device manufacturer for which she is also an investor. In preceding years, she served clients in a large regional financial advisory firm and with a boutique investment banking firm.
As a CPA who is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), she has walked with business owners through a variety of stages of business life such as starting something new, growing quickly, losing a big customer, bringing in or buying out a partner, evaluating M&A opportunities, working with bankers and investors to bring in new capital, preparing for retirement, and coordinating with other advisors to plan ahead for managing family wealth.
Chris had the privilege of serving on several AICPA committees over the years. Highlights include the Business Valuation Committee, the Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee and the National Business Valuation Conference planning committee.
Chris graduated from Hope College with a degree in business administration (accounting concentration) and computer science.
Chris lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Brian and their cavalier king Charles spaniel. They have four adult children sprinkled to the four corners of the earth and enjoy planning who will be visiting whom next time.