Mr. Ajay Patel serves as Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President at Assertio Therapeutics. He has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Assertio since March 2021. Mr. Patel joined Assertio as Vice President, Controller in July 2019 with responsibility for all accounting policies and practices, internal controls, income taxes, and reporting. Most recently he served in the position of Director, Technical Accounting & Accounting Policy at US Foods, where he oversaw the implementation of company-wide accounting policies and helped lead acquisition financial due diligence, with a focus on the quality of earnings review and accounting integration activities. Prior to this, he spent 11 years with Ernst & Young holding multiple positions of increasing responsibility in its Assurance practice leading financial statement audits of strategic key clients. Mr. Patel holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois, a master's degree in accounting from the University of Virginia, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).