Chris S. Millias
Firm Managing Partner and Co-Founder - Assurance and Advisory Services
Chris Millias is the firm’s managing partner, co-founder and member of the executive committee. He has over 35 years of experience providing audit, accounting, and business advisory services to both public and privately-held clients in OUM’s core niches (real estate, technology, private equity funds/investment partnerships/financial advisors, consumer products, manufacturing-distribution, and life sciences) as well as other industries including medical device, leasing, professional services and wineries. He also works with a number of private companies that are in the process of raising capital and going public, advising on due diligence, mergers-acquisitions, and continuity plans.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Choice Center Leadership and Transformation Survivor
Frequent presenter on real estate companies, business combinations, purchase price allocations, fair value accounting, audits of investment partnerships, inventory valuations and accounting for goodwill impairment
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, California State University, Sacramento (1979)
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Favorite Quote: “The trouble is — you think you have time…” -Buddha
Chris is the first-born son of Greek emigrant parents and grew up in an amazing “Big Fat Greek Family” with all its traditions and events, including: food, wine, singing, dancing, and always laughter. This foundation translated into his first priority as an adult – sharing life’s amazing experiences with his wife, daughters and extended family.
Physical activity is one of Chris’ passions and he believes that “Body in Motion” can solve most of your problems! Chris spends as much time as he can outdoors, hiking all of Marin’s great mountain trails with his wife, jumping on his bike, swinging the clubs and exercising at the club. To relax, its gardening, reading, writing, yoga, Tai Chi, and listening to all types of music. Live performances are a favorite pastime, with annual treks to the JazzFest in New Orleans and the Shakespeare festival in Ashland.
Chris was married on a Greek Island, and looks forward to traveling as much as possible. His latest trips were to Ireland and Paris. He is always looking for ways to broaden his worldview and believes that traveling and meeting new people is a great way to get there.