Chris Barbier Joins Smart Devine as Director of Technology Services

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Smart Devine & Company, LLC (http://www.smartdevine.com) announces today that it has hired Chris Barbier as Director of Technology Services in Smart Devine’s Business Advisory Practice. Chris will help grow and deliver Business Advisory services for the firm as it continues to expand and grow this practice.

Provides a wide range of accounting, tax, business advisory, forensic accounting and litigation support services.

Chris brings senior level financial, management and technology consulting expertise to both public and private client companies. He has worked within industry on complex consulting engagements that will benefit other companies, said Jim Smart, CEO.

Chris has over 19 years of unique experience with roles in accounting, technology, consulting, and software product management. He has had positions in and worked with both private and public companies. This experience and expertise gives Chris a unique perspective enabling him to help organizations improve their processes and performance in a variety of ways. Chris has provided assistance to clients with accounting and technology solutions across a variety of industries, most notably with real estate, institutional investment management, financial services, and professional service companies. He has collaborated with C-level executives, business and technology team members at all levels to create practical and timely solutions.

Prior to joining Smart Devine & Company (http://www.smartdevine), Chris worked at JP Morgan Private Equity and Real Estate Services where he assisted in aligning technology initiatives to support the business strategy for providing outsourcing services for private equity and real estate organizations. At Intuit Real Estate Solutions, Chris led the east coast consulting group and was Senior Product Manager responsible for their enterprise investment management/portfolio analytics offering and cash flow budgeting solutions.

Chris’ consulting roles include working for Ernst & Young and Smart Business Advisory and Consulting. Chris has led consulting teams with systems implementations, software selections, process improvement initiatives, IT/Business strategy alignment, project management and business requirements definitions.

“Chris brings senior level financial, management and technology consulting expertise to both public and private client companies. He has worked within industry on a variety of complex consulting engagements that will benefit other companies, said Jim Smart, CEO of Smart Devine & Company.”

Chris received his MBA from Villanova University and his BS degree in Finance and Accounting from LaSalle University. He is a certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants and ISACA.

Chris resides in Springfield, PA with his wife and two children.

Smart Devine, is headquartered in Philadelphia and provides a full range of accounting, advisory, tax and investigative forensic accounting services to companies across a variety of industries. Nihill & Riedley is now Smart Devine.

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