Chris Bellamy

Chris Bellamy, CPA, CGMA Co-President, Investment Industry Services

Part of Chris’ value to the firm and to clients is his ability to see the bigger picture and make key connections to drive success and opportunity. From staff development and mentoring within the firm to helping clients forge a strategic path for their success, Chris’ knowledge and experience in the industry and willingness to help others has made him the leader he is today.

Location: Cleveland Email: cbellamy@cohencpa.com Phone: 216.649.1701

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio and Wisconsin)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • B.A. in business administration, Ohio University

As co-president of Cohen & Company’s Investment Industry Services Division, Chris is responsible for strategy and development of the public funds practice, including profitability, growth, training and retention, and strategic and tactical initiatives.
 
With a vast knowledge of the investment industry and its key stakeholders, Chris also focuses directly on many of the firm’s investment industry clients. He serves as audit engagement partner on a variety of investment companies where he is responsible for the design, oversight and execution of the audit plan. His current client base includes a diverse variety of equity, fixed income and alternative strategies. In addition, Chris provides advice and guidance on the development of new fund structures and product development.

 

  • Co-President of Cohen & Company’s Investment Industry Services Division; actively involved in firm recruiting
  • Community Foundation of Lorain County (Director; Investment Committee Chair)
  • Ohio University Finance Advisory Council
  • Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club (Founding Board Member)
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 Under 40 award (2016)
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs

 

Chris lives in Avon Lake, Ohio, with his wife and three children and is an avid golfer and Cleveland sports fan.