Don Sondak joined Chelsea Lighting in 2015 and, as a Vice President, has leadership responsibility for all financial functions for the firm including Cash Management, Billing & Collections, Accounts Payable, Credit Management and Payroll.
Don holds a degree from Rider University with dual majors in Accounting and Finance, and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has had a distinguished and diversified career as both a CFO and a COO focusing on risk management and designing operational solutions in several industries including Construction, Wealth Management, Technology, Operations, Shared Services, and Law Firm Management. He has consistently led change by establishing finance organizations and policies to support growth, pricing and discounting practices to ensure margin protection, profitability metrics to view progress, and developing compensation programs to incentivize sales. He also contributed significantly to profitability through cost reduction and vendor management.
Don is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association as part of the New Member Committee, and the Financial Executive Networking Group including Co-Chair of the Monmouth/Ocean Counties Chapter. He has organized charitable activities such as fundraisers for Cancer and Beach Sweeps. Don enjoys spending some of his spare time playing guitar. His band has played along the Jersey Shore including The Stone Pony.