Ken Hall , CPA, CMA, CFM
Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth O. Hall, CPA, CMA, CFM joined Riedman Companies in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and in this role oversees and is responsible for all financial, accounting and human resource activities. Prior to joining Riedman, Ken spent 11 years as the Vice President and Controller for Home Properties, which until its acquisition in 2015 by private equity, was the 6th largest publicly traded multifamily real estate investment trust with over 40,000 apartment units and a market cap of $7.6 billion. Under Ken’s financial leadership, Home achieved clean audit opinions every year and was recognized in 2012 by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts with the “Gold Award” for top annual report out of over 200 peer companies as judged by securities analysts and portfolio managers.
In 2003, Ken was named a regional award winner of the “Financial Executive of the Year Award”, chosen from nominations submitted throughout the country for executives demonstrating exceptional achievements in the finance and accounting fields. Ken has been honored locally as one of the recipients of the “40 Under 40,” an award for professionals under 40 years of age that recognizes their service to both their employers and to the community. He has held board and leadership positions with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Financial Executives International and the New York State Society of CPAs, where his current role is Chapter President. Ken is also a regular guest on Rochester‘s WROC-TV 8 on Monday’s “Financial Literacy” segment, sharing tips with viewers on a number of topics.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ken is a current board member of the St. John Fisher College Accounting Advisory Board and past board member of the Westside Family YMCA and Monroe County Special Olympics and has been active in volunteering for local charities including the Smith Opera House in Geneva, coaching youth sports and assisting with repairs to the homes of the less fortunate through Habitat for Humanity and other charities.
Ken achieved certification, and maintains his credentials, as a Certified Public Accountant (NYS 1988), Certified Management Accountant (IMA 1996) and Certified in Financial Management (IMA 1997); and holds an Accounting Degree from St. John Fisher College, graduating summa cum laude (1984).