Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Steffen Pietzke, our Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, joined the Company in July, 2015. Prior to PDL, Mr. Pietzke was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) since 2013. He provided audit and related financial services to both public and private companies in the U.S., Europe and China. Prior to joining E&Y, Mr. Pietzke was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for more than 12 years, most recently as a senior manager. He is highly regarded at these public accounting firms for his technical expertise and was focused on specific complex areas such as revenue recognition, financial instruments, derivatives, stock-based compensation and public offerings. Mr. Pietzke is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Accounting with honors from the University of Sciences in Offenburg, Germany.