Chris Fifis Joins Grassi & Co. as Director of Business Development

With this newest addition to the Grassi leadership team, the firm’s clients and prospects can expect to gain insightful guidance to help align the many advisory resources available at Grassi & Co. with their own goals and business objectives. Chris will work closely with firm leadership to cultivate new business opportunities and further the growth of the firm’s practice areas.

Prior to joining Grassi, Chris worked in Business Development for an insurance broker where his role focused on mid-sized companies primarily in food processing, distribution and manufacturing—helping them improve their risk profile and establishing policies and procedures to mitigate their risk. Chris excelled and showed the biggest impact for his clients through working with them to reduce their workers comp premium. Much of his success came from time spent learning about his client’s operations, examining their strengths and weaknesses, and putting a plan in place to help reduce long-term premiums.

Chris will be based in the Park Ridge office and will focus his initial efforts on the Northern New Jersey and New York markets.

“Chris’s areas of expertise, particularly in prospecting in the Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia markets, make him a desirable addition to our team as we continue to branch out into new territories,” said Managing Partner and CEO Louis C. Grassi, CPA, CFE. “We have an extremely strong presence in both Long Island and New York City and I am confident that Chris will help our firm build new and deeper relationships in New Jersey, as well.”

Chris received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Philadelphia University and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice and the Board of Directors of the Cooper Foundation.