Eric M. Wright CPA, CITP

Eric has been involved with Information Technology at Schneider Downs since 1983. He specializes in and oversees the design, setup, installation and implementation of automated accounting, distribution and manufacturing systems.

Eric has implemented a wide range of ERP software solutions for clients. Budgets associated with these solutions have ranged from $25,000 to $5 million. Many of these projects have entailed integrating the client supply chain with their manufacturing and distribution systems and, most recently, have involved integrating clients’ Web presence with their back office systems. In addition, Eric is responsible for the firm’s IT compliance services. He has assisted a number of our clients with their compliance requirements, including PCI-DSS, SOX, ISO 27001 and NIST security audits.

Education

B.S. - Math and Computer Science, Waynesburg College, Magna Cum Laude

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants   

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Information Management and Technology Advisors Section (IMTA)

Member—Schneider Downs Manufacturing, Nonprofit and Transportation Services Industry Groups

Board Member and Treasurer—Gateway to the Arts

Director—Peters Township Baseball Association

Fundraising Committee Member—Boy Scouts of America

Member—ACIPA's Subcommittee on Data Privacy

Technology Advisor’s Department Chair

Chair—PICPA IT Assurance Committee

Subject-Matter Expert, Carlow University Masters in Fraud and Forensics

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
You must take control of your own destiny.

What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to play Major League Baseball

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Take more public speaking and technical writing courses

People would be surprised to know that I…….
am an Eagle Scout

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
I get to support a wide variety of clients in all types of industries

What was your first job?
Garbage collector

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Take control of your own destiny.

Eric M. Wright CPA, CITP

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Shareholder Eric Wright has been involved with Information Technology with Schneider Downs since 1983 and oversees the firm’s thriving Technology Consulting and IT Audit & Compliance practices. Through this role, Eric brings extensive experience in assessing IT infrastructure and identifying cybersecurity risk and exposure.

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