Joseph Ritzel is senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Day & Zimmermann and was a PBJ CFO of the Year honoree. He has held this position since 2001. Day & Zimmermann is a leader in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and government agencies around the world. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes, the company employs over 51,000 people and operates from more than 150 locations worldwide with revenues of $2.7 billion. You can learn more about Day & Zimmermann at www.dayzim.com
Mr. Ritzel joined Day & Zimmermann in 1983 as vice president of finance for a Systems Engineering subsidiary after leaving Touche Ross & Co (Deloitte). In 1991, he was promoted to vice president and corporate controller for Day & Zimmermann, moving into the role of vice president and treasurer in 1994. Three years later Mr. Ritzel was named vice president and group controller for the company's Government Systems Group and then senior vice president and group controller for Day & Zimmermann's Mason & Hanger Division, prior to assuming his current role. During the course of his career Joe has been instrumental in supporting the growth of the Company through creating and adapting meaningful financial information for decision making, M&A structuring and negotiations, successfully negotiating with lenders and building great talent in the financial organization and throughout the Company.
Mr. Ritzel holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and is active in multiple charitable organizations including serving on the Board and as President of Pride Ventures, Inc (a nonprofit that provides training and transitional employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities). You can learn more about Pride Ventures at www.prideventuresinc.org
He is also proud to serve on the Board and Executive Committee member for Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) www.sonj.org and is the Executive Sponsor of the Abled and DisAbled Advocates Partnering Together (ADAPT) Employee Resource Group at D&Z.