Chris is an experienced CFO who has come through the ranks of Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. His crisis management and investment banking experience was with Ernst & Young (now Macquarie), the Lenox Group and PWC. He has managed acquisitions, reorganizations, equity investments, and process improvement initiatives at Scientific Atlanta, ChoicePoint, and Extremity Healthcare. He has also served as CFO and COO of two portfolio companies owned by One Equity Partners.
Chris was the Atlanta Chapter President of FEI in 2007. He served as a national director for the Southeast region from 2008 to 2012, and has been asked to serve an additional term in 2013 as President of the Atlanta Chapter.
Ron is an emeritus accounting professor of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has functioned as a CPA, internal auditor, systems designer, and consultant to many businesses and governmental institutions. He has taught professional exam review courses and graduate academic courses internationally. He is also a retired Navy Captain. Most recently he served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Accounting at Clayton State University for the academic year 2012-2013.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter of Financial Executives International, he is primarily responsible for being a link with the Financial Executives Research Foundation and passing along relevant summaries of that research to Atlanta Chapter members.