Chris maclaren, cpa
Co-Founder
Director of Fund Admin & Accounting

Chris co-founded Winbridge after spending 15 years in public accounting with a focus in the investment management industry.  Chris oversees the firm’s fund administration and accounting practice with a primary focus on private equity and venture capital funds.  His experience extends to both the operations and financial statement audits of a wide variety of fund structures and investment strategies.  Chris also provides guidance on compliance matters to registered investment advisers.

Prior to Winbridge, Chris was an Audit Director with Cohen & Company’s Investment Industry Services group focused on servicing private investment funds and investment advisers.  He was also a leader of Cohen’s surprise custody examination team and worked closely with registered investment advisers to maintain compliance with the Custody Rule.

Chris is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Chris received his Master of Accountancy from Cleveland State University and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wittenberg University.