As President/CEO, Jeff Dern is responsible for PRIDE Industries’ Finance, Sales and Marketing, HR, Operations, IT, and Rehabilitation departments.
Dern joined PRIDE Industries in 2008 and brings more than 22 years of domestic and international experience in accounting and finance including positions at Oracle Corporation, Ernst & Young, and Arthur Andersen. Dern has an extensive background in corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, regulatory reporting, board relations, and strategic planning.
In 2014, he was promoted to VP of Finance, in 2016, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and in 2018 he was appointed President.
Active in the community, Dern currently serves on the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Comstock’s Editorial Advisory Board, and the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council Board. He previously served as Board Chair at the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center and on the Board of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce.
Dern holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Drexel University, Sacramento and is a certified public accountant (inactive status). He is also a California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration.