Rick Cerda


Chief Financial Officer

Rick Cerda is an accomplished executive leader with a proven track record of driving improvement and cultivating high-performing teams. With a background deeply rooted in technical accounting research, financial management, and transformational leadership, he excels at translating vision into action. Throughout his career, Rick has held key roles such as Business Development Director, Corporate Accounting Manager, and Senior Manager at renowned firms, where he consistently exceeded expectations and fostered collaboration in rapidly changing environments.

With a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his roles. He is adept at managing complex accounting functions, providing leadership to global teams, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. His management style, characterized by a balance of coaching and visionary leadership, has led to significant improvements in organizational culture, employee engagement, and operational efficiency.

Rick is deeply committed to professional development and has been actively involved in various memberships and volunteer activities, including the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been recognized for his outstanding leadership and contributions, receiving awards such as the Illinois CPA Society Award for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity and Crowe Horwath's Living our Values Award. With a passion for continuous improvement and a drive to achieve stretch goals, Rick is dedicated to making a lasting impact in his field.

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