Wm. Christopher Daum

Chris Daum


As the president and chief executive officer of FMI Corporation, Chris oversees the management of all FMI businesses and services and leads the firm’s strategic growth efforts. Previously, Chris served as president and senior managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, the firm’s investment banking subsidiary, where he also led the firm’s utility infrastructure practice.

He works with owners, boards and management teams on strategic issues involving industry trends, management, ownership transfer, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a contributing author to numerous industry publications and media outlets and is an energetic and entertaining speaker on the current and future impact of economic, technology and competitive trends on the industry.

Prior to joining FMI, Chris served as global financial services leader for an industrial company with operations throughout North and South America and Europe, and he began his career in public accounting with KPMG.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in business with a major in accounting from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed certified public accountant (inactive) in the state of North Carolina and holds FINRA securities licenses 24, 79 and 63.