MSUT Welcomes New IP Finance Coordinator Aaron Abood

Aaron Abood

We are pleased to welcome Aaron Abood, CPA, who joined the MSU Technologies (MSUT) team in mid-February 2024 as MSUT’s IP Finance Coordinator, working under Anne Di Sante, MSUT’s Executive Director. In his role, Aaron is responsible for coordinating, managing, and overseeing the accounting and financial aspects of MSU’s intellectual property (IP) policies, specifically related to patent expense reimbursement and royalty income and distribution.  

A proud member of the MSUT Operations Team, Aaron brings nine years of experience in the accounting field to this position. His professional journey began with an education at Michigan State University, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting in 2014 and 2015. Since becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 2016, Aaron has contributed his financial expertise to the State of Michigan’s Budget Office for almost seven years. Working as both an accountant and accounting manager, he prepared portions of the State’s annual financial report and assisted various State agencies with accounting and financial reporting. This experience will translate well to his duties at MSUT. 

“Each individual and office that interacts with MSUT will benefit from Aaron’s breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm for his new role.  His ability to quickly absorb the intricacies of technology transfer is already apparent to our team,” notes Anne Di Sante.  

Beyond his professional achievements, Aaron resides in Bath, Michigan, with his wife and dog and represents his love of being a lifelong Spartan by supporting MSU athletics. In his free time, he has a passion for music, playing both the piano and bass. Aaron Abood’s commitment to excellence and diverse interests make him a valuable asset to the MSU Innovation Center.  

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