Mr. Thelen joined the A.B. Data team in 2017 with more than two decades of experience in accounting and financial leadership. Prior to joining A.B. Data, he spent 27 years at Northwestern Mutual, where his most recent role was Investment Operations Manager. His experience includes oversight of all facets of finance and accounting, including preparation of financial statements, analysis, forecasting and budgeting development, contract negotiation, and investment operations management. Through the course of his accounting leadership roles, Mr. Thelen has utilized his extensive experience to drive process change and efficiencies and build strong, cohesive partnerships. As controller, his A.B. Data responsibilities involve overseeing all aspects of the company’s finance and accounting functions, including financial reporting, financial analysis, forecasting, and managing day-to-day accounting operations.
Mr. Thelen obtained his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and his Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, and Management Information Systems from Marquette University. He also earned a Certificate of Professional Development from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.