About Us > Management > Jeffrey Picker, CPA; Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer
Jeff Picker joined GUARD in 1995 and brought over 25 years of
experience in corporate accounting and consulting to the group. In
his role as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Jeff oversees
accounting and finance, investment, regulatory, and corporate
facilities operations and activities.
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Before joining GUARD, Jeff was a partner in Arthur Andersen LLP in
Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to this position, he had accumulated more
than two decades of experience with another international accounting
and consulting firm as both an audit partner and office managing
partner in the firm’s Wilkes-Barre and Baltimore offices.
Jeff is an alumnus of Lehigh University, graduating with honors and
a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting; he later pursued
post-graduate studies in finance at George Washington University in
Washington, D.C. He previously served as: a director of United Way
of Wyoming Valley; Chairman of the Investment Committee and a
director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Wilkes-Barre; and as
Treasurer and a director of Meadows Homeowners’ Association. He is a
member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Pennsylvania
Society of CPA’s.
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