Steven R. Saltzman has been our Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President since September 2020. Prior to that, he was our Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer since October 2012.
Prior to the Merger, Mr. Saltzman held the same positions for REIT I since June 2009 and for REIT III since July 2015. Mr. Saltzman also serves as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Resource Real Estate and as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Resource Real Estate Opportunity Advisor since its formation in October 2012. Prior to the Merger, Mr. Saltzman also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of our Founding Sponsor from January 2014 to September 2020; he previously held the positions of Vice President and Controller since May 2004. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Saltzman was Controller at WP Realty, Inc., a regional developer and property manager specializing in community shopping centers. Mr. Saltzman began his real estate career in 1988 as a Property Controller at The Rubin Organization, a predecessor to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Saltzman began his professional career at Price Waterhouse from 1985 to 1988.
Mr. Saltzman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Saltzman is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.