Chris Martin


Chris is a Principal in the firm's assurance practice, where he focuses on the retail industry and most predominantly, grocery stores. He has extensive experience working with mid-sized, privately held businesses, providing financial statement services, strategic planning for corporate and individual income taxes, and consulting on major financial decisions. Chris is currently leading CLA’s Grocery & Convenience Store segment at a national level.

Chris consults with clients in the food and beverage industry, including retailers, supermarkets, distributors, and manufacturers. He helps clients understand their financial situation accurately by using internal information and industry benchmarks to set strategic goals and make educated decisions. Chris also assists clients in monitoring and improving their operations by applying forecasts and projections that can lead to greater efficiencies and profitability while being prepared for emerging trends in the sector. Chris has become recognized as a leader and influencer in the grocery industry.


William Paterson University - BS Accounting 2007


In the community

New Jersey Food Council - Government Affairs and Tax Committees

NJCPA - President  Morris/Sussex Chapter (2024/2025)

            Former Vice President (2022/2023) and Secretary (2021/2022)

National Grocers Assoication