Chris Cottam, Company Controller
Chris Cottam joined the 360Partners team as Company Controller in December of 2004. Since then, Chris has taken on the finance, accounting, and human resource functions of the company.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. During his undergraduate studies, Chris completed a one-year accounting internship with the city of Sandy, Utah, where he learned the basics of governmental accounting.
Following this, he worked for SmartTalk, Inc., a venture-backed start-up software company as an accountant until he finished his undergraduate studies. During his time at SmartTalk, he became familiar with corporate accounting in a small business environment and worked closely with company management.
He began his career in the healthcare industry and worked for two of the nation’s largest healthcare corporations doing healthcare finance and accounting. He started out as a staff accountant at Lake Mead Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada and was soon promoted to senior accountant. In this position, he was given leadership over the accounting staff and provided assistance to the controller and CFO in a variety of assignments.
A year later, Chris took the next natural step and became the assistant controller of Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this position, he reported directly to the controller of the hospital and took on additional leadership and responsibility by managing the entire accounting department.
Chris, who is married with four children, enjoys spending time outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, and practicing photography.