Christopher Tower

Position: 

Trustee

Bio: 

Christopher D. Tower, CPA, Audit Partner, Orange County, BDO Seidman, LLP. Christopher Tower has approximately 18 years of public accounting experience, providing services to both privately and publicly-held clients. He has broad experience in various professional disciplines including accounting and auditing, taxation and management consulting.
Mr. TowerÕ_•_ös responsibilities have included, among others, conducting audit and consulting engagements in a wide range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing and distribution, high tech, biomedical, healthcare, multi-family housing, financial services, professional services and hospitality companies. He has substantial experience in managing public offerings and private placements, with significant engagements encompassing initial and secondary stock offerings, high-yield debt offerings and the formation of REITs. He routinely conducts business acquisition and disposition due diligence analyses, profitability assessments, financial modeling (including financial projections and forecast), litigation consulting engagements, including varying subject matters described herein, compliance audits for government oversight bodies, evaluations of internal control structures, business unit efficiency studies, executive search and placements and specialized agreed-upon procedure engagements. These qualifications give him special insights into business, financial and tax concerns.
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants and California Financial Services Association. Christopher is also Director of Real Estate Services, Western Region, BDO Seidman, LLP, and was a National Quality Control Director for KL & Co., Past Instructor, Building and Officer Managers Association and Internal peer review team leader and external peer review coordinator, KL & Co. Mr. Tower also serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellness Community.
Christopher holds a BS, Business Administration, from the University of California, Haas Business School, Berkeley. He has worked for KPMG Peat Marwick, Kenneth Leventhal & Co., Squar, Milher & Rheel and Corbin & Wertz.