Christopher Balsley is the Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Ankura Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. Mr. Balsley has over 20 years of experience in the consulting services, manufacturing and software industries, and tenure in both public and privately held companies.
Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Balsley has worked to improve the financial reporting process, implement internal controls, and develop analytical tools to assist in monitoring operations. Mr. Balsley also led the process to improve IT and HR operations of the firm, secure financing, and mitigate risk.
Prior to joining Ankura, Mr. Balsley was a Controller at OPNET Technologies, a publicly traded company that provided application and network performance solutions. Mr. Balsley managed the SOX monitoring and reporting process, was responsible for compliance with critical accounting pronouncements, and managed the software revenue recognition process.
From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Balsley was Chief Accounting Officer and Controller for SteelCloud, Inc., a publicly traded company in the technology sector. At SteelCloud, Mr. Balsley oversaw the SOX implementation effort, improved the SEC reporting process, successfully adopted several significant accounting pronouncements, and corresponded with regulatory agencies to address compliance issues.
Mr. Balsley previously worked at Learning Tree International where he was a key member of the team responsible for implementation of an ERP system in several countries.
Mr. Balsley began his career at Scalamandre Silks, Inc. where he oversaw the financial operations of the company and made significant improvements to the reporting processes.
Mr. Balsley received a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. Mr. Balsley has received his CPA and is a member of the AICPA.