Chris Walling


Mr. Walling brings over 20 years of international experience in corporate finance and accounting, and vast experience integrating operations, navigating mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs and restructurings. He has significant treasury experience, performed control analysis and remediation, and implemented and streamlined accounting and FP&A processes.

Before joining Palm Tree, Mr. Walling was VP Controller at APC Automotive Technologies, a PE owned automotive aftermarket supplier, and Director of FP&A Schrader International, a PE owned tier one automotive supplier. He founded a consulting firm focused on providing accounting, finance and restructuring support to PE owned companies.  He was an internal audit manager for a publicly traded UK company and an auditor for KPMG and PwC with a mix of public and private clients.

Mr. Walling earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and his BS in Biology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.   He is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado.   Mr. Walling volunteers his time as treasurer on the board of Real Life Colorado.  He enjoys cooking, spending time outside and travel with his wife and three children.

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Senior Leadership

Led by seasoned M&A professionals with experience in private equity investing, investment banking, Big Four accounting, Elite Three consulting, and business operations.

Chris Felderman

Managing Director and Head of FDD

Mitchel Nakken

Managing Director and Head of Transitions

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Pardis Nasseri

Founder, Managing Director, and President

Stephen E. Rossi

Managing Director and
Head of Capital Markets

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David Wolinsky

Managing Director

Tom Hill

Senior Vice President

Rouzheen Myrick

Senior Vice President

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Vincent Nguyen

Senior Vice President

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Derek Alderton

Board Member

Careers with Palm Tree

We have select positions available at all levels of our organization. Contact us for a confidential discussion about joining a firm that L.A. Business Journal named among L.A.'s most influential M&A advisors.

Exposure to projects and opportunities to work closely with clients offers Palm Tree employees lateral and progressive advancement inside the firm.

We currently have positions available within the organization for employees of top accounting and consulting firms and for recent graduates.

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