Chris Villari joined Maloney + Novotny LLC in 1989 and was elected shareholder in 2007. Chris manages the firm’s Employee Benefits Group, which includes more than 130 plan audits. Chris has been auditing employee benefit plans nearly 30 years.

Chris’ experience includes working with clients’ plans of all types: defined contribution, defined benefit, ESOP and Health & Welfare plans including those of closely-held businesses, public companies as well as Taft-Hartley plans and MEWAs. Chris often consults with plan sponsors regarding regulatory oversight audits as well as due diligence and other compliance matters.

In addition to working with employee benefit plans, Chris also works with a variety of commercial & industrial, healthcare, not-for-profit and service industry clients. This allows Chris to understand his clients’ businesses and the unique issues affecting each of them.

Chris is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s, the American Institute of CPA’s, WEB (Worldwide Employee Benefits Network) and the ESOP Association. A 1989 graduate of John Carroll University, Chris is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Boler School of Business’ Accountancy Department at John Carroll University and for the Ohio Kentucky Chapter of the ESOP Association.

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  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • SEC Compliance
  • Regulatory Oversight
  • Compliance
  • Commercial & Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Service Industry

John Carroll University, BS, 1989