Chris Becze is a Tax Partner at Armanino LLP. Chris leads the Tax department’s business development efforts, working hand in hand with tax partners and other leaders across industries and geographic offices. He is also the Colorado Market Leader and heads Armanino’s Denver office.
Prior to joining Armanino, he was at TaxOps, a tax-only, corporate tax firm in Denver. Over the course of seven years at TaxOps, Chris was responsible for cultivating and managing long-term client relationships, while identifying prospects and converting them into clients.
Before launching his accounting career, Chris served in the United States Navy on the USS Eisenhower, a nuclear aircraft carrier where he negotiated and managed the procurement of over $1 billion of aviation supplies.
In addition to his work in the Navy and at TaxOps, Chris’s extensive tax, legal and business development background includes KPMG’s International Corporate Tax practice, serving as VP of Business Development for Lawyers Title (f.k.a. LandAmerica), and serving as the leader of expansion for a national staffing and recruiting firm.
Chris received a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver. He also received a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University. He has presented tax classes for the Colorado Bar Association and other organizations.