David A. Rutledge serves as senior controller at Southern Research. Rutledge previously served as chief financial officer from 2005 to 2018, after working as a controller. He has extensive knowledge of the government contracting process and experience in both not-for-profit and for-profit accounting practices. He first joined Southern Research in 1986 as a contracts specialist. For 10 years, Rutledge held a number of financial management and contract administration positions with Southern Research Technologies Inc. and SRT Electro-Optics Inc., for-profit spin-off subsidiaries of SR.
Rutledge has more than 20 years of experience in public and private accounting sectors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and his master’s degree in business administration from The University of Alabama. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Alabama and holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.