Kristen L. Fitzpatrick, CPA, Managing Principal

Kristen Fitzpatrick is the Managing Principal of the firm and has served on the Executive Committee since 2011. As Managing Principal, she guides the growth and direction of the firm, prioritizes new client services, and establishes the highest standards for recruiting and retention, professional development and continuing education for principals and staff members. Kristen led the Audit and Accounting Department for more than 12 years, directing its 100+ member team who provide a range of accounting and audit services for clients in a variety of industries. Additionally, Kristen is the Principal in Charge of Miller Cooper’s recruiting efforts both for experienced hires and campus recruiting.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Kristen continues to service numerous businesses in diverse industries including transportation companies, manufacturers, distributors, construction contractors and subcontractors, real estate entities, and service businesses. Current responsibilities on these assignments are to coordinate all services for clients and ensure our team is adding value to the client relationships. She also performs a variety of financial consulting projects for clients and serves as a business advisor to clients in a number of capacities.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Kristen received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Kristen has been presented with various awards for her dedication to leadership, including the Early Career Achievement Award from Illinois State University, the Corporate Woman of Achievement Award from NAWBO Chicago, and the Women to Watch Award from the Illinois CPA Society. She was previously a member of Vistage International and currently is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Chicago Windy City chapter. Kristen serves on the YPO Boards at both the chapter level and Mid-America US regional level. She has held many YPO Board positions, including Chapter Chair, membership and finance.

Contact Kristen Fitzpatrick at kfitzpatrick@millercooper.com via email or at 847-205-5000.