Area of Focus
Food & beverage Microsoft Business applications

Chris Jones

Principal, Food and Beverage Industry Consulting Leader
Area of Focus
Food & beverage Microsoft Business applications

About Chris

Chris Jones is a technology consulting principal at RSM US LLP and serves as the firm’s national consulting leader for the food and beverage industry. He has more than 25 years of experience working with a diverse range of food and beverage companies to integrate and optimize their technology solutions. Based in RSM’s St. Louis office, Chris is an enterprise account leader on high-profile food and beverage pursuits for the firm. 


Chris has deep experience in the consumer products industry, leading technology integrations and implementations in the food and beverage sector. He works with a diverse range of companies, including growers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers to provide value-added solutions from farm to table, with a focus on business development, operations management, strategic planning, and business and technology consulting. 

Highly skilled in Microsoft Dynamics 365 within the consumer products industry, Chris has deep experience with complete life-cycle implementation for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management systems, working with clients to plan, strategize, deploy and manage their long-term investment, and determine their information technology governance and strategy. Chris helps clients with ERP implementations for food processing manufacturers, using technology to efficiently manage food safety, producer payroll, grower accounting and end-to-end ERP solutions in dairy, produce, meat, seafood, poultry, grocery manufacturing, private label manufacturing and ready-to-eat manufacturing. 

Within RSM, Chris is involved in several of the firm’s employee network groups, including Pride, STAR, and Valor, encouraging the success of LGBTQ+ employees, high-performing women, and military service members, respectively. 

Outside the firm, Chris is involved in his community as past president of the local school board, as well as a board member for Junior Achievement. A husband and dad, Chris has an affinity for home brewing in his free time. 

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Junior Achievement, board member
  • Produce Marketing Association, blockchain committee
  • United Fresh Produce Association, food safety and technology council 


  • Bachelor of Science, finance and banking, University of Missouri−Columbia