CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Chris is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and seasoned Senior Level Finance and Accounting Executive with more than 30 years of professional experience. He began his career in Big 4 public accounting as an auditor and consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers before transitioning to private industry. As Vistra’s CFO, Chris is primarily responsible for directing the organization’s financial accounting and reporting, pricing, budgeting and cost management activities in accordance with GAAP, company values and strategic plans. Prior to joining Vistra, Chris was a member of Senior Leadership Teams at the VP/CFO level across several industries including Metals, Paper, Food Distribution, Healthcare and Operations Consulting. Chris is a member of both the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants as well as a member of the RSM Middle Market Leadership Council. Chris’s experience includes budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, contract negotiation, acquisitions, foreign currency, establishing and maintaining banking and insurance relationships and many other aspects of corporate finance, general accounting and tax. His experience spans from working for both large multinational organizations as well as middle-market size companies. As a well-rounded business professional, he has also had the opportunity to stretch beyond the traditional finance and accounting arena into other functional and operational areas supervising customer service, purchasing, human resources, information technology and partnering with operations leaders on various initiatives. Additionally, Chris has been responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key clients and vendors integral to the success of the companies he has worked for and has been heavily involved in strategic planning. Chris is a Philadelphia native, but has lived and worked in Tampa, Florida since graduating from college. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as a Master of Accountancy degree, both from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. During his free time, Chris enjoys the beach, playing tennis, collecting vintage toys & sports memorabilia and has been a volunteer coach for youth athletics.