Chris has been with Barnes Dennig for 20 years and plays an active role in helping the firm grow and prosper. He works closely with firm leadership to meet the evolving needs of new and existing clients. The overarching goal of Chris’ role at the firm is to build relationships with prospective clients and introduce them to the firm’s specialists who can help to minimize taxes and solve significant business challenges. He also coaches firm leaders to build industry service areas as well as market practice areas.
In addition, Chris works closely with the firm’s marketing team to hone messaging and provide the “voice of the prospect.” He provides insight and perspective to the firm’s marketing director and invites input from the marketing director on business development initiatives, as well.
A frequent speaker on professional services marketing and business development topics, Chris has spoken at top industry conferences organized by the AICPA, New York Society of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, and the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM). He is a member of AAM’s Business Development Committee and past Chair of the Allinial Global Business Development / Marketing Committee, where he has served as a committee member since 1999. In addition, he is the Chair of the Corryville Catholic School Advisory Committee and has been a committee member since 2003. Corryville Catholic is an urban school dedicated to educating children to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts from Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY. He was chosen as a Cincinnati-area “Forty Under 40” in 1999 by the Business Courier and was inducted into the AAM Hall of Fame in 2012.
Chris is a life-long Cincinnatian, a big fan of the Reds, and an avid fisherman. He enjoys time with family and friends, the great outdoors, rural settings, and lakeside summer vacations. He is a longtime member of the Corryville Catholic School Advisory Committee and a supporter of Catholic education. His bucket list includes sampling the Cincinnati-style chili at each unique chili parlor in town.
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– Barnes Dennig Client, 2021
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