Chris Becze

Growth Office

Think outside the box, or you’re just like everybody else.

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Meet Chris*

Heading up both the firm’s Healthcare industry group and its Mountain West region, Chris is an instrumental leader at Armanino. With a background in law, taxation and business development, Chris guides clients through both nuanced and complex business challenges while implementing strategies that help optimize impact on their success.

Before joining Armanino, Chris was the Partner in charge of Strategy & Growth for a corporate accounting firm in Denver. There, Chris was responsible for cultivating and managing long-term client relationships while identifying prospects and converting them into clients. He also served in KPMG’s International Corporate Services practice and VP of Business Development for Lawyers Title (f.k.a. LandAmerica).

Prior to his extensive accounting career, Chris served in the United States Navy, where he negotiated and managed the procurement of over $1 billion of aviation supplies. He received a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver as well as a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University. He has presented tax classes for the Colorado Bar Association and other organizations and serves as a board member for the Young Americans Center for Financial Education.

*Chris holds his interest in the firm through Romaan LLC

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Professional History


  • Colorado Bar Association


  • Board of Directors at Development Pathways


  • Colorado State University
  • University of Denver


  • TaxOps
  • LandAmerica


Q. What was it that drew you to Armanino?
The incredible opportunity, backed up by best-in-class resources. Armanino is a chance for me to take my career to the next level. I always want to “wow” my clients, and I know Armanino has the talent and solutions to do just that. The firm won’t shy away from challenges and new ideas, and I find that refreshing in a traditionally subdued industry.
Q. Make a prediction and describe your vision of the future business environment for your area of expertise or the industries you serve.
Clients need a partner prepared to be at the forefront and see what’s coming next. The future business environment can change from industry to industry, but Armanino has industry expertise in dozens of verticals. I’m committed to making the right connections so every client is paired with industry leaders who have the business acumen to be forward-thinking, know risks and can identify the opportunities.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
I had a very large engineering company with its own tax department of about 45 people. They valued good tax intelligence and understood what a return on investment they could get with a well-staffed tax team. The people there were always willing to listen to ideas on maximizing opportunities.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?
My wife, because she has always been grounded with good values and morals. She’s my biggest influence and we live our values together.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
When you’re an accountant, the numbers are only part of it. You had better learn to think outside of the box and be innovative. If you don’t, you’re just like everybody else.
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October 20, 2020