Chris Otto, CPA, CFE, Certified Human Capital Coach

Chris Otto
Location: Fort Collins Office
Phone: (970) 282-5400

Audit Partner, Fort Collins Lead

Chris has nearly 30 years of public accounting experience and leads both the Fort Collins office at EKS&H and the manufacturing practice for the firm. He has extensive expertise advising closely-held businesses, conducting financial audits and reviews, internal controls analysis, and strategic planning.

As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chris offers clients proven expertise in fraud risk management focusing on prevention and deterrence as well as helping companies respond to fraud when it is detected. 

He is also a Certified Human Capital Coach, enabling him to assist with management and individual coaching, strategic goal setting, alignment of talent with organizational goals, and tapping into the knowledge and creativity existing in client organizations.


  • Association of Fraud Examiners
  • Forensic CPA Society
  • CGMA


BS, Accounting, German
University of Kansas

Awards and Recognition

  • EKS&H Standing on your Head Award (1994)
  • 40 under 40, Northern Colorado Business Report (2008)
  • Leadership Fort Collins (2006-2007)
  • Fort Collins Chamber Volunteer of the Year (2017)


  • Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Foothills Rotary Club
  • Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
  • Rocky Mountain Innosphere
  • Larimer County Sheriffs Volunteer

Personal activities

Thought Leadership

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Strategically Confident: Colorado Manufacturers See Both Opportunities and Challenges for Business Success in 2018

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Innovation in Manufacturing: Don’t Forget Existing People, Processes, and Products When Seeking to Increase Profits and Grow

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