Chris Swanson

National Managing Partner - Assurance Special Operations, Clients, Markets and Pricing Leader

BDO Minneapolis Office



Executive Summary

Chris is a seasoned audit and advisory leader with 30+ years of public accounting experience. As National Managing Partner of Assurance Special Operations, Clients, Markets and Pricing Leader, Chris works with leaders across the firm and guides the practice through all audit methodology changes while identifying ways to enhance the audit approach. 

He also focuses on improving business operations and assists the large accelerated filers program to add marquee clients and build audit capabilities.

Prior to joining BDO, he spent the majority of his career with a Big Four firm, serving in a variety of leadership roles.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Minnesota Society of CPAs


B.S.B., Accounting, University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management