Topics or areas of expertise that Chris can talk about (even in his sleep):
Individual income taxes
Corporate income tax
Small business planning/budgeting
How we know he knows what he's doing:
Chris earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Lake Erie College.
He has over 20 years of experience
Prior to joining Rea, Chris worked at Arthur Andersen and Jones Battles Group. He joined Rea through the 2020 merger with Jones Battles Group.
Furthering his professional development, Ben is involved with:
Ohio Society of CPAs
Chris is involved in his community:
Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce (treasurer)
West Geauga Baseball Federation (treasurer)
When he's not in the office, you can find him:
Spending time with his family
In the summer, he can be found coaching on the baseball field
Playing ball with his kids
He enjoys hiking, fishing and just being outdoors with his dogs
Inside The Mind Of...
What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Looking for opportunities to serve our clients better. Looking for opportunities to become a better professional and a better person. Always looking for new solutions.
Why do you choose to work at Rea? I was sold on The Rea Way after one lunch with Ryan and Rick. I just could not wait to be a part of the team.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Helping my clients sleep at night. When we help a client and you can hear the relief in their voice, it's just so rewarding.
Describe your work style. I have been hands-on in a small firm and also shared in a team setting. I think I am pretty adaptable to the situation.
Just For Fun:
What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? A baseball player
What makes you get out of bed every day? My family. They inspire me every day.
What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? If I had to pick, it would be my father's work ethic and loyalty.