Chris Gebhardt

Chris Gebhardt

Partner

When he finished high school, Chris Gebhardt joined the army to fly helicopters . . . but fortunately for Oreon (and his clients), a change of circumstances led him to Uni and eventually to a job in accounting. His career quickly took off: He was appointed a Director of an accounting firm at 27 and bought the practice two years later. After a later merger and then 15 years as a Director in a large mid-tier firm, Chris joined the Oreon Partners team in 2018.

Chris works with many agribusiness clients, which puts him regularly on the road in regional areas, but he has a diverse client portfolio across many industries (including construction, manufacturing, retail and wholesale). He greatly enjoys interacting and engaging with his clients, getting to understand their businesses and helping them achieve their goals. Business restructures, commercial advice, performance management, and tax strategies are key strengths. Chris believes in long-term client relationships that deliver enjoyable work experiences, and has retained many relationships from his early career, with most lasting over 15 years.

As a Partner, Chris assists the greater Oreon team in the areas of operations and finance, as well as serving as a team leader and mentor for other staff. Outside of work, Chris manages his farm, tending to vineyards and cattle, and has some bad habits with sports cars and wine.