Chris began his career as a CPA at KPMG “Like many new accounting graduates, I felt the only career path was to work for one of the Big 4.  I quickly found out that it was not fulfilling or a long term solution for my career.  I then took the opportunity to attend University of Colorado Law School.”

Chris interned for Origin CPA Group during his 3rd year of law school. “The internship allowed me to earn some money while finishing my law degree.  I quickly found out that a career in accounting did not have to mimic the Big 4 model.  It gave me comfort to know that several of the owners had a law degree in addition to their CPA license; I fit right in.”

In addition to advising his clients, Chris was crucial in the growth of both our firms. “Early on in my career I lead the modernization of the firm. Helping design, implement and standardize our process to transform our practice into an efficient process driven, profitable business.  Helping clients transform their businesses is a very rewarding part of my career.  The lessons I learned from our firm’s modernization have been invaluable in leading my clients. I also understand that as a business owner you have to constantly evolve to be competitive and profitable.”

Chris is a shareholder in Origin CPA Group, P.C. Chris graduated for the University of Colorado at Denver with his undergraduate degree in accounting in 2001 and from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2006. Chris is a licensed CPA and attorney in Colorado.

What is the biggest pain point that you solve for clients?

I help my clients to focus on what is most important to them. I want to remove the worry and burden that comes from not understanding or being unsure about their tax situations. I understand that navigating the constantly-evolving tax landscape can be overwhelming, so my focus is on providing tailored solutions to minimize tax liabilities and maximize returns, allowing clients to concentrate on what is most important to them, whether that is more space to focus on their business or spending time with family.

What do you love about your clients?

I love the diversity and uniqueness of my clients. Each individual or business has its own set of challenges and goals, and I find immense satisfaction in tailoring my services to meet their specific needs. Building strong, long-term relationships with my clients is what makes my profession truly rewarding.

Biggest tip for your clients?

My top tip for clients is to embrace proactive tax planning. By staying ahead of tax code changes and strategically planning throughout the year, we can optimize financial decisions to minimize tax burdens. It’s about more than just compliance; it’s about creating a tax strategy that aligns with your financial objectives.

What do you love about this profession?

In the realm of tax work, I love the opportunity to make a tangible impact on our clients’ financial well-being. Helping them navigate complex tax regulations and finding innovative solutions to reduce their tax liability is not just a job for me; it’s a passion. The ever-changing tax landscape keeps me engaged and continually learning.

Biggest professional accomplishment:

One of my proudest moments in my tax career was successfully securing substantial tax savings for a client through careful analysis and strategic planning. This accomplishment reinforced the importance of staying informed about the latest tax laws and leveraging that knowledge to benefit our clients’ bottom line.

What/who inspires you?

I draw inspiration from the resilience and determination of my clients. Witnessing their innovation and creative ideas that have formed their successful businesses. Their stories remind me that every financial challenge is an opportunity for growth.

Quote that you love:

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

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