Chris J. Barrett

Chris J. Barrett

Office Managing Partner, Columbus

155 West Nationwide Blvd.

Suite 500

Columbus, Ohio 43215-2570

United States

Chris Barrett is the office managing partner of the Crowe LLP Columbus office and leads the firm's Ohio tax practice.

Chris has more than 25 years of experience assisting manufacturing, distribution, and services companies in the areas of:

  • Partnership, corporate, individual, and Subchapter S taxation
  • Tax accounting methods
  • State and local and international taxes
  • Estate planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Chris is a Leadership Columbus graduate and has held various leadership positions with the United Way and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Prior to joining Crowe, Chris was a senior tax manager for Ernst & Young.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants member
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants member
    • Foundation board member
  • Junior Achievement of Central Ohio board member
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Columbus Chapter founding member
  • Opportunity for Hope Foundation founding member and treasurer


  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Accounting
    University of Toledo