Robert Pratzel is currently Senior Financial Advisor and is former Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for 26 years with the international design firm of HOK, one of the world’s largest firms in the general building design industry. As CFO, he served on the firm’s holding company and various subsidiary boards of directors, as well as on its Executive Committee and Management Board. During his tenure, the company grew five-fold and became widely recognized as one of the best managed and diversified practices in the country. In 2009, Mr. Pratzel was voted CFO of the Year by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Prior to his employment with HOK, Mr. Pratzel worked for 10 years in the audit division of Touche Ross & Co., prior to its merger with Deloitte. Besides his experience on auditing firms from a wide range of industries, he was also a frequent lecturer on the topic of cash management.