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Thomas R. Ertel

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Strada Education Network

As Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Thomas R. Ertel leads all accounting and internal auditing efforts. He also acts as the treasurer of Strada and its U.S. affiliates and is responsible for their tax compliance. He works closely with Strada’s legal department on matters related to strategic tax structures, mergers, and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Strada in 2017, Ertel was an assurance partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he served a variety of multi-billion-dollar companies. In this role, his expertise in mergers and acquisition was utilized in assisting clients with complex accounting, valuation issues, internal control evaluation, financing matters, and integration assessments.

His background also includes a 25-year career with Arthur Andersen, where he served as a lead partner for a variety of industrial and consumer product clients.

Ertel earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and attended MBA programs in France and at The Center for Professional Development in St. Charles, Illinois.