Gerald Budde serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Accretive. As CFO, Gerald is responsible for finance and accounting, and is also engaged in corporate leadership initiatives such as strategy development, acquisition onboarding and capital allocation. His deep knowledge and experience navigating organizations through significant growth cycles have proven to be indispensable in his role at Accretive.
Gerald began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton. After almost eleven years with EY as a licensed CPA, Gerald joined a manufacturing operation in Cincinnati where he was eventually appointed as Vice President of Finance and Administration. In 2003, he was named Chief Financial Officer at Neace Lukens, which was acquired by AssuredPartners in 2011. Most recently, Gerald served as Regional Chief Financial Officer overseeing multiple AssuredPartners entities. He is currently a member of the Finance Committee for St Margaret of York parish and previously served on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee for Mount Notre Dame High School.