Rob Gagliardi was named vice president, finance in August 2007. He oversees all accounting and finance operations of the organization. Rob brought with him more than 15 years of managerial experience in developing and implementing financial-based initiatives for industry leaders Comcast and Ernst & Young. Gagliardi joined the Rays after seven years with Comcast, the last two as vice president of finance for the cable service leader's Maryland, Delaware, Richmond region. Prior to Comcast, he worked for more than seven years at Ernst & Young where he left as a senior manager in their assurance and advisory business services group. A certified public accountant, Rob earned a degree in accounting from Villanova University. Rob is a Philadelphia native and is married to Gabrielle.