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Ray Sweet, MBA, CPA

RaySweet

Chief Financial Officer

Direct Line: 443.798.7497
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E-Mail: RSweet@psafinancial.com
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Professional Background

Ray Sweet joined PSA as the Chief Financial Officer in May of 2012. An incredibly accomplished and talented business leader, Ray oversees PSA’s finance and accounting teams. Ray is a very resourceful and bottom-line oriented business management executive who brings unique leadership and vision to PSA.

Ray has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in finance, operations and business management. Prior to PSA, Sweet spent seven years as Vice President and CFO of JPB Enterprises, where he was responsible for all finance functions and founded the company’s outsourcing practice. Other past positions include CFO and Business Manager for Broadcast Sports, Inc., and CEO and CFO for CHEMSPEC, Inc., a multi-national specialty chemical manufacturer. Ray started his career as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand.

Ray holds an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Towson University.

Ray is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a board member of Financial Executives International.

Business/Customer Service Philosophy

“PSA’s mission is to protect and grow the assets of our clients. We do this through a disciplined approach to managing their risk, exceeding their expectations and going above and beyond the traditional suite of services provided by our competitors. It is this true spirit of partnership that sets us apart, that increases the value of our relationships.”

 

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