Chris Monteiro | Influence 100
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Chris Monteiro

CCO
KPMG
United States


Monteiro joined KPMG in 2016 after nearly two decades (18 years) with MasterCard. The tax advisory firm enlisted Monteiro to be responsible for developing a communications agenda that supports the overall objectives of the firm and its leadership. 

Monteiro oversees a team that manages media relations, issues and crisis management, leadership communications, corporate reputation, internal communications, and digital and social communications. Earlier this year, he added his former MasterCard colleague Andrew Bowins to his team, tasking Bowins with integrating digital and social media with traditional communications.


Before joining KPMG, Monteiro was chief communications and digital marketing officer at MasterCard, where he led a team responsible for overall reputation management, including digital and social marketing and communications, employee communications, external influencer relations, crisis management, thought leadership programming, and public policy communications.

Prior to MasterCard, Monteiro worked for PR agencies including The Sherry Group and Wirz & Associates.