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, CGMA®


I’m the office managing partner of the Fort Collins office, where I help lead manufacturing client teams for the Rocky Mountain region and help to grow the firm’s fraud prevention and detection practice. 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 as they reach their goals. My experience spans nearly 30 years, and I’m an expert in fraud prevention, forensic accounting, and litigation support.

I’m a member of the Forensic CPA Society, the Certified Fraud Examiners, the AICPA, and the Colorado Society of CPAs. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in accounting and a B.S. in 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. I was selected as a “40 Under 40” in Fort Collins by BizWest and received a Volunteer of the Year award from the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce in 2016 — basically because I have a hard time telling people “no.”

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