Timothy Schott has been our Principal Accounting Officer since April 2016. Prior to joining Tiptree, Mr. Schott was at Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, since 2011, as the Director of Accounting Policy for Global Finance, where he led the oversight of compliance with U.S. GAAP, including SEC reporting and approval of the accounting for significant and complex transactions. Prior to Lazard Ltd., Mr. Schott was a partner at Deloitte & Touche Financial Accounting and Reporting Services since 2007, providing accounting consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, with emphasis on the financial services industry, on matters pertaining to the accounting, reporting and valuation for complex transactions. Prior to joining Deloitte’s advisory business in 2004, Mr. Schott spent 11 years as an auditor at Deloitte. Mr. Schott received his B.S. in accounting at Fairfield University.