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Christine M. Fenske

Office Managing Partner, New York, CPA
414 777 5415

Chris Fenske, office managing partner for New York and practice leader for the asset management sector of the financial services group, has been with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP since 2004. She has been working exclusively with financial institutions since 1984. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Chris was a senior manager in charge of the Wisconsin financial institutions marketplace for a national firm. In 2012, Chris was elected to the firm’s Board of Partners. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Compensation Committee and was a founding member of the firm’s women’s initiative, GROW.

Experience

  • Serves as the partner-in-charge on numerous investment advisor, hedge funds, investment partnership and bank audit and advisory engagements
  • Has 14 years of previous audit and advisory services experience as a former member of the financial institutions group of a national accounting firm
  • Experienced in SEC accounting matters and filings including initial public offerings
  • Assists clients in the implementation and compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Section 36 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
  • Experienced in accounting for acquisitions and performing due diligence procedures
  • Clients have included: Dana Investment Advisors; Education Credit Management Corp. (ECEM); Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.; Heartland Advisors; National Investment Securities; NIS Funds; Stark Investment Funds; Starr Investment Holdings; Strong Financial Corporation and Tri City Bankshares Corp

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • Hedge Fund Association
  • Pro Health Care Foundation – Executive Board Member; chair
  • Milwaukee Women, Inc. – Steering Committee
  • YMCA of Greater Waukesha – Board Member; Audit Committee chair
  • Milwaukee Art Museum – Friends of Art Committee Member

Honors & Awards

  • “The Language of Business” interview in LEADERS magazine, 2017
  • Waukesha Women’s Fund – 2017 Women of Distinction
  • Milwaukee Business Journal – 2012 Women of Influence

Education

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting