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Author: Chris Speer

Chris Speer is a Senior Engagement Manager in the Salt Lake City office of Cicero and a leader in the firm’s Strategic Due Diligence practice area. He has over 14 years of experience across roles in finance and investment banking, private equity investments and operations, and management consulting. Prior to joining Cicero, Chris co-led a boutique Denver-based consulting firm focusing on strategic due diligence, post-merger integration, and organizational transformation. Chris began his career in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. Previously, Chris was an analyst for Goldman Sachs and an operator for a private equity portfolio company. Chris holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance with High Honors from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

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