Chris Steele
IT Audit Manager
Chris Steele

Chris began his career in 2011 as an internal auditor with Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, OH and joined Holtzman Partners’ IT audit team in 2013, where he’s known for his advisory role in helping companies understand and meet various compliance requirements for SOX and SOC.

With a focus on SOX compliance and SOC reporting, Chris’ technical knowledge includes a variety of IT software, hardware and networking systems, with specialized knowledge in Windows, Unix/Linux and IBM i-Series/AS400 systems. Chris has also completed a variety of consulting/advisory engagements, including a model validation audit with Banker’s Toolbox and a software development implementation audit for National Western Life Insurance Company.

Chris enjoys serving clients across a number of industries and currently assists Forward Air, Epicor, National Western Life Insurance Company, Banker’s Toolbox and Whole Foods Market.

With a B.S. in accounting from Miami University (Ohio), and minors in management information systems and Chinese language, Chris also holds the CPA and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications and is a member of ISACA.

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing card games, video games and tennis.

Q&A With Chris

What’s something that people don’t know about you?
My family and I were contestants on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare in 2000. It was my favorite show as a kid and I am still, to this day, floored by the fact that I was on the show! It’s quite a rare opportunity to be on national television, and it’s a great story to have.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Card games. I’ll play anything under the sun (hearts, spades, cribbage, whist, poker) and I even play bridge competitively.

What’s your favorite family tradition?
Every year, my family plans a vacation to our summer home in Meredith, NH on Lake Winnipesaukee. I get the opportunity to hang out with my cousins, see my high school friends again, and just enjoy a wonderful time on the lake—water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, swimming and anything else that strikes my fancy!

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