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Charles R. Knittle, CPA Chief Financial Officer

Charles R. Knittle, CPA is Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Corporation.  He also serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Asset Manager. In these capacities, he is responsible for driving organizational financial strategy for the Royal Oak, overseeing all accounting and financial reporting activities, managing Royal Oak’s debt portfolio, handling all financing related to Royal Oak, as well as all other corporate business. Mr. Knittle is an equity member of the Asset Manager.

Prior to joining Royal Oak, Mr. Knittle served as the Assistant Controller at Ametek Power Instruments, where he was responsible for oversight of organizational accounting functions, budgeting and forecasting of financial data. Earlier in his career, Mr. Knittle performed auditing, tax, consulting and accounting services for the public accounting firm of Davie Kaplan, CPA, PC in Rochester, NY.

Mr. Knittle is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Bowling Congress. He is a Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society inductee which represents the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Mr. Knittle is the recipient of the Rochester Business Journals Financial Leaders Award in 2022 and the Forty Under 40 Award in 2020. Mr. Knittle serves as a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester, a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle at St. John Fisher College and served as a past member of the Leaders Build Committee at Flower City Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Knittle is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned an MBA with a concentration in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Accounting, from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

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