Ed brings nearly 50 years of auditing and accounting experience to Roth&Co. He launched his career at Ernst and Whinney and Arthur Andersen, and in 1974, he founded E. C. Ortiz and Co., LLP. After E.C. Ortiz saw 40 years of continuous growth, Ed orchestrated the merger of E. C. Ortiz and Roth&Co, ushering in a new chapter of collaboration and development.
Ed holds an accounting degree from Far Eastern University, and attended Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.
Ed is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, Indiana CPA Society, Government Finance Officers Association, Institute of Internal Auditors and Institute of Management Accounting.
Ed is a former member of the Board of Directors of Illinois CPA Society and a member of the Founders Council of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Illinois CPA Society Lifetime Achievement Award. He is currently a member of Illinois CPA Society’s Political Action Committee and served as a member of the Nominating Committee from 2013 through 2016.