Thomas Christiana, CPA, MST   

Tax | Partner | I have more than 20 years of experience in both public accounting and the private sector, supporting clients across a wide range of industries.


Thomas Christiana at Aprio
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Who I work with

I work with government contractors and CFOs of technology-based companies with $10+ million in revenues looking for a liquidity event in the next 5 years.

My specialty

I specialize in tax structuring, income tax and corporation tax. In addition to providing technical excellence and research capabilities, I am able to walk clients through highly complex transactions. I have been instrumental in providing creative and effective tax consulting and transactional planning (from inception through implementation) for both clients and portfolio companies in the private equity industry.

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Results I have delivered

By asking a client a simple question — “Have you looked at qualified small business stock?” — I helped save them and their family members more than $8.6 million in taxes.

Unique things about me

After growing up in a household with 3 brothers, life flipped the script on me. I am now the lone man in the household, and my daughters can pretty much get me to do anything. I am officially a “Girl Dad.”

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When I am not at work

I like to travel with my wife and two daughters. I hope to hit all 7 continents someday (currently up to 5).

People say I am


Intelligent, engaged and affable.



I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Fordham University and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Baruch College, CUNY. I am a certified public accountant (CPA) in New York, Maryland and Virginia, and have served on the GovConnects Advisory Board of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.