Christopher Thie, JD, LLM

Senior Manager

Why did you join William Vaughan Company?

I was part of the 2018 merger between WVC and Davenport, Hanf & Company (DHC). Before WVC, I joined DHC after spending several years working in corporate tax. I jumped at the opportunity to work with a diverse and sophisticated client base in a enjoyable environment.

What are you most passionate about in your work?

I am passionate about developing relationships with clients and becoming a trusted advisor to my clients as they go through the life cycle of owning a business.

What has been your most rewarding client experience?

My most rewarding client experience has been assisting clients with buying or selling their business. It has been very rewarding to help guide clients through one of the most important, stressful and exciting decisions a business owner can make.

What makes William Vaughan Company different?

WVC strives to develop relationships with our clients that goes beyond the traditional accounting firm/client relationship. The firm focuses on developing an in-depth relationship with our clients that is more than preparing a tax return or doing an audit. Through its various alliances, WVC is able to bring different services and service providers to the table that help clients grow their business.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, playing hockey and golf.

What’s a fun fact few would know about you?

I love German cars and have owned over 20 different German automobiles.


  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Tax Executives Institute, Member
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountant (OSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


  • University of Toledo – B.A. Economics
  • University of Toledo – Juris Doctorate
  • Boston University – LL.M., Masters of Law in Taxation