Christopher N. Fraser
St. Petersburg

Christopher N. FraserChris Fraser CPA.CITP, MBA, MCP is a Business Technology and IT Risk Management Consultant. Chris has spent his entire professional career addressing business information technology needs and developing solutions for those needs, for a wide variety of business organizations. Past experience, he was the Director of Consulting Services for a local CPA firm.  His experience also includes working for Big 6 accounting firm and IBM Corporation.  Chris holds the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The CPA.CITP recognizes the bridge between management and the technology department, leveraging the CPA's strategic and business skills. Microsoft Corp. recognized Chris Fraser as the first Small Business Specialist in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area

Past Partner Profiles

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Range of Experience-

Mr. Fraser’s extensive experience has principally been as an audit engagement partner, serving non-profit and small business organizations.

Professional Background-

He has practiced public accounting in the Tampa Bay area for over 35 years and is a former partner in the Big Five accounting firm KPMG, where he served as the managing partner of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater offices. He is currently the managing partner of Fraser, Culbreth & Company.


Mr. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in accounting and a post graduate Advanced Accountancy degree, both from the University of Florida.

Professional Activities-

Mr. Fraser served as president of the 19,000 member Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1996-97 and is presently a member of the Board of Governors of that organization. He was a Member of Council (the governing body) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 1992 to 2000. He is a member of and past chairman of the Fisher School of Accounting Steering Committee at the University of Florida and is a member of and past chairman of the University of south Florida Accountancy Advisory Council.

Mr. Fraser with the late Governor Lawton Chiles and Buddy Turman, Executive Director of the FICPA.

Other Activities-

Mr. Fraser is very active in civic and charitable organizations in his community including the St. Petersburg Health Facilities Authority, Leadership Tampa Bay, Suncoasters and others. He is currently Commodore of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. He is a former member of the board of directors of Bayfront Medical Center, former co-chairman of the St. Petersburg Community Alliance, past president of the University Club, past treasurer of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and past board member of Suncoast Tiger Bay Club.


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Range of Experience-

After serving as an officer in the United States Air Force, Mr. Culbreth began his professional career in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a former partner in the regional accounting firm of Cherry, Bekaert and Holland, where he served as the managing partner of the St. Petersburg, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina offices, as well as Operations Partner, with P&L responsibility for 13 offices. After leaving that firm, he established his own office, where he built a thriving practice before merging with Fraser & Company.


Mr. Culbreth graduated with honors with a degree in accounting from the University of Florida. He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honorary, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, social fraternity.

Professional Activities-

He is a member of the American Institute of Certifies Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). He has served on the Board of the FICPA Educational Trust; chaired the University of Florida Graduate Accounting Conference and chaired the State Board of Accountancy’s Continuing /Education Committee

Other Activities-

Mr. Culbreth is a member of Rotary, a member of the Urban Solutions Task Force of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, past board member of Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health, past member of Suncoasters and past president of Family Service Center of Pinellas County.

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