Christine M. Fenske

Christine M. Fenske

Managing Partner, CPA · +1 (414) 777 5415

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Chris Fenske, managing partner – New York Metro and the financial services group, has been with Baker Tilly since 2004. She has been working exclusively with financial institutions since 1986. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Chris was a senior manager in charge of the Wisconsin financial institutions marketplace for an international accounting firm. In 2012, Chris was elected to the firm’s board of partners and has served on the firm’s Executive Compensation, Investment and Risk Committees. Chris was also a founding member of the firm’s women’s initiative, GROW.

  • 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
  • ­American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Hedge Fund Association (HFA)
  • ­United Way New York City – Board Member
  • ­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
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County Campaign Cabinet Member
  • The American Heart Association – Board Member
  • ­Named “PowerLister,” Long Island Press, 2021
  • ­“The Language of Business” interview in LEADERS magazine, 2017
  • Waukesha Women’s Fund – 2017 Women of Distinction
  • Milwaukee Business Journal – 2012 Women of Influence
  • Named "Notable Women in Accounting & Consulting," Crain's New York Business, 2018, 2019 and 2021


New York


University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting