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Brent Coles

Partner & Chief Financial Officer
Brent is the Chief Financial Officer and a Partner in our Chicago office. He directs the firm’s financial strategy and oversees its accounting practices, financial planning, reporting and analysis, and tax and audit functions. Brent also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee and has over 20 years of financial expertise and leadership experience in the financial technology industry.

Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Brent was the CFO at GTreasury, a leading provider of SaaS treasury and risk management solutions. Before GTreasury, he was the CFO of BluePay Processing and Columbus Data Services, both leading providers of financial transactions processing. Brent also previously worked at eFunds as its Senior Vice President of Finance, and Answerthink Consulting and Ernst & Young, where he led projects and consulted on financial process improvements and planning, forecasting and reporting best practices for a variety of public and private companies.

Brent earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with a concentration in international finance, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Utah.

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