Director of Finance and Accounting
6054 S. Drexel Ave., Suite 405
Chicago, IL 60637
Rob Reardon oversees the financial and accounting activities at the Polsky Center. These activities include the development and analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning cycles including budget, forecast, and long-range strategic plans. Rob’s position also develops financial analysis, key performance indicators, and dashboards that highlight Polsky’s financial performance. Rob’s group is responsible for tracking university’s license agreements for financial obligations required of the licensee and distributing income to inventors. Rob also oversees unit-wide compliance and adherence to University and unit policies related to procurement, fund and gift management, program execution and budget stewardship.
Before joining the Polsky Center, Rob spent 8 years working as the Director of Operations for the technology transfer department at Washington University in St. Louis. In this role, Rob was responsible for the financial activities of the office as well as the compliance, analysis, patent administration, human resources and IT. Rob worked in the commercial real estate section prior to his time in academia.
Rob received his bachelors of science with an emphasis in finance and information systems from Boston College. He later received his MBA from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.