Professional photo of Chris Otto

I really enjoy painting landscapes in the Bob Ross style. I try to take a Bob Ross class once a quarter. I have some finished works in my office for clients, colleagues, and friends to see.

Chris Otto
Partner, CPA, CFE


I’m the office managing partner of the Fort Collins office, where I help lead manufacturing client teams for the Rocky Mountain region. I specialize in helping a wide range of family-owned and closely held businesses in the manufacturing and distribution, real estate, healthcare, publishing, and other industries reach their goals. My experience spans over 30 years, and in addition to my audit background, I have experience in fraud prevention, forensic accounting, and litigation support and help to grow the firm’s fraud prevention and detection practice.

I’m a member of the AICPA, Colorado Society of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and Forensic CPA Society. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in accounting and German studies. So, I’m a big Kansas basketball fan. Rock…Chalk…Jayhawk!

I’m often asked to speak at industry trade conferences and in front of client boards on fraud prevention and other related topics. Locally, I’ve been honored to be a board or committee member of many worthy organizations such as the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, the Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club, the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, SummitStone Health Partners, and more. Recently, I was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders according to BizWest. Past awards have included “40 Under 40” in Fort Collins by BizWest and Volunteer of the Year award from the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce.

Time with my wife and children is always precious, and we’ve been fortunate to have the opportunities to travel as a family.