Chris Purvis


Partner, Financial Institutions Services Team Co-Leader


Chris serves as the Co-Leader of MCM’s Financial Institutions Services Team and has more than 17 years of experience providing audit and advisory services for financial institutions. Prior to joining MCM in 2021, Chris was a Financial Services Audit Shareholder with Elliott Davis in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was the leader of the Charlotte Audit Practice as well as the leader of the firm’s Financial Services Group for the North Carolina and Kentucky territories. In addition to his time in public accounting, Chris was also previously employed as the Controller of a mid-sized community bank that was headquartered in Kentucky.

Chris’ primary focus in public accounting has been in providing services for financial institutions, including external audit, internal audit, regulatory compliance, BSA/AML consulting, external loan reviews, and other consulting and advisory services. His client base has included both public and privately held financial institutions ranging in size from under $100 million to nearly $50 billion in total assets. Chris has assisted his clients with de novo bank formation, mergers and acquisitions, consent order remediation, branch purchases and sales, and capital raises.

Education and Certifications
  • University of Kentucky – Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Kentucky – Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Kentucky Bankers Association – General School of Banking
  • North Carolina Bankers Association – Regulatory Compliance School
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Professional and Community Associations
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Accounting Advisory Board Member, University of Kentucky
  • Past Board Chair, Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation/Charlotte Queen’s Cup
  • Past Accounting Advisory Board Member, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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