Meet the Team: Chris DeMaio

Chris DeMaio, Manager

How did you end up working with Red Granite? What path brought you here?Chris DeMaio

I retired from my full-time job and ended up being bored in retirement. I saw an ad for a Part-time Manager and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to utilize my skills and ease myself into retirement over the next 5-10 years. I have worked primarily in the financial services industry and have held positions of Manager, Controller and CFO.

What’s your area of expertise?

My expertise is financial operations which includes analyzing the process flow of transactions, reconciliation and ultimately presenting in financial statements.

What gets you excited about working with Red Granite?

The team is awesome and the variety of clients the company services. It feels good to help companies solve problems and provide to clients the information they need to help them improve and grow their business.

Where did you grow up?

Chicago.

Favorite lunch spot?

Changes but presently Slurping Turtle.

Weekend hang out?

Spending time with family & friends and eating out.

First thing you’d like to cross off your bucket list is:

Want to take a year and do a road trip of the U.S.

Three words to describe you are:

Dependable, Persistent, & Loyal

Favorite Quote/Personal Motto?

Focus on the future, because you can’t change the past.

Three things you think are awesome:

My wife, my daughters & traveling.

One thing no one could guess just by looking at you:

I used to run 30 miles a week, biked 50 miles a week (summer) and backpacked in the mountains.

Cubs or Sox? Or Hawks?

Cubs and Hawks

Best accounting joke?

How does Santa’s accountant value his Sleigh? Net Present Value.

I can’t get enough of ____________

Italian Wines.

Truth. How do you actually feel about math?

Wish I could do better and understand more!

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