Christopher F. Tierney - CFOWashington D.C.
Chris is a forensic accountant expert with over 32 years of experience in the field of business consulting. His work has focused on financial, accounting, economic, and damages matters in numerous and diverse areas, including the electric power industry, major infrastructure and construction projects, and military procurement involving aircraft, munitions, and other defense programs, financial services, and manufacturing.
Chris has analyzed accounting and economic issues in various types of disputes, including alleged breach of contract, misappropriation of intellectual property, fraud investigations, and bankruptcy. Economic damages assessed include increased costs, schedule delays, lost profits, and lost business value. In addition, he has advised clients in the area of evaluating alternative investments and other business strategies.
On construction and procurement matters, Chris has extensive experience investigating and quantifying the impacts of design defects, performance deficiencies, changed conditions, schedule delay, and other issues arising on large, complex projects, several of which have exceeded one billion dollars in value. He has consulted with commercial and public project owners, commercial and government contractors and subcontractors, architect and engineering firms, and sureties.
Chris has provided deposition and trial testimony and presented in mediation on damages as well as assisted counsel and clients in settlement negotiations.
Chris has experience working in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia for various clients. He has been consulting with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, government entities, and other organizations for over 30 years.
Before entering the consulting field, Chris was a Project Engineer at Chevron USA where he worked on the design and construction of multi-million dollar offshore oil and gas drilling and production facilities. Chris worked in Chevron’s New Orleans office and primarily on projects located in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chris holds a BS Civil Engineering and an MBA. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Prior to joining HKA, Chris was a Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of The Kenrich Group LLC. Previously, Chris was a Vice President at Tucker Alan Inc., having joined that firm at its inception in 1994. Prior to Tucker Alan, Chris was an Executive Consultant at Peterson Consulting in the New York and Boston offices.