Kristen Wik

Chief People Officer


Kristen is the Chief People Officer (CPO) at Centri Business Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience. She joined Centri in March 2015 as a Controller, became CFO in 2018, and CPO in 2020. As CFO, she oversaw all of Centri’s finance and administrative functions to ensure reliable and accurate financial data was provided on a timely basis. In February 2023, Kristen transitioned fully to her role as CPO. As CPO, she is responsible for ensuring the firm’s core values are communicated and lived on a daily basis, as well as overseeing the strategy and process related to building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals. She started the first Centri Leadership program in 2019 and facilitates Centri’s Path to Partner Program, manages the Mentor Program, and various team engagement projects.

Prior to her time with Centri, Kristen was a Senior Manager with Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP (formally, ParenteBeard LLC) for over 8 years. Kristen was a member of their Healthcare Business Services group. She oversaw multiple healthcare and not-for-profit audit engagements where she managed multiple team members, prepared, and assisted in the preparation of financial statements, reviewed and prepared workpapers used to support audit opinions, prepared and assisted in the preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures and Federal Awards, as well as audit federal expenditures and provide opinions in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133. She also prepared and instructed multiple internal training sessions.

While at ParenteBeard, LLC, she participated in the Leadership, Entrepreneurialism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (“LEAP”) program. It is a 3-year program led by Penn State instructors in which selected participants acquire the skill set necessary to become an effective leader in today’s competitive, global work environment. She was given the Rising Star Award voted on by her peers at the end of the program.

Kristen received a B.S. in Accounting from West Chester University in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of Chief.