Ray’s passion for Accounting can be traced back to the second grade when he wrote a paper stating, “I like to work with math and numbers” and his teacher suggested he go into Accounting. He has stuck with that passion, but along the way also discovered his passion for wanting to be involved and help others. His career path in not-or-profit healthcare has allowed him to feed both passions simultaneously.

One part Executive, one part Accountant and two parts GEEK, as evidenced by his uncanny
ability to memorize your driver’s license or social security number, but forget your name… Ray Gerke is a CPA with solid financial expertise at both Hospitals and Retirement Communities (CCRCs). He has experience in long range financial forecasting, budgeting, internal and external financial reporting, financial analysis and planning, cost accounting, tax-exempt financings, third-party reimbursement, feasibility studies, decision support and database management, not to mention advanced computer skills and diverse systems experience including system implementations.

He also helped out organizations by serving on the Board of Directors and serving as acting CFO during a CFO vacancy. Ray is a member of the Illinois CPA Society.

Outside of work, Ray spends time helping out the family on various financial matters and loves to be with his two adult children, Kimberly (married to Jason) and Marjorie. He currently lives in Hoffman Estates with his wife, Diane and his two spoiled Shih-Tzu’s that take up any remaining personal time.