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Cherry Bekaert LLP

As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP provides guidance and support to help clients move forward to reach their organizational goals. The firm’s industry specialists understand the client’s marketplace, so they can help them make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. For more than 65 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms, and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward to their growth destination. In addition to assurance and tax services, their value-add offerings include international tax, transfer pricing, valuation services, transaction advisory, litigation support, credits and incentives, risk advisory, state and local tax, fraud & forensics, benefits consulting, IFRS reporting, and compensation and benefits solutions. With a resource network stretching from Washington, D.C. to Miami, their service reach also extends internationally through their alliance with Baker Tilly International, an association of independent accounting services and consulting firms.

Chris Rux

As an Audit Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Tampa Bay practice, Chris Rux has extensive experience serving a broad range of industries, including technology, life sciences, manufacturing, distribution, government contracting, and hospitality and entertainment sectors. Clients look to Rux for assistance with diverse accounting and compliance matters, including revenue recognition, reporting requirements, audits, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He is the leader of the Florida Technology and Life Sciences Industry Group. Rux is also involved with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, the Florida Venture Forum, Leadership Tampa, Tampa Connection, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.