Professional Profile: Michael Garibaldi 2017

Michael Garibaldi

Name: Michael Garibaldi

Title: President

Company: Garibaldi CPA, PC

Location: 990 Stewart Avenue-Fifth Floor, Garden City, NY 11530

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Hofstra University, BA in Business Administration

First job: Newspaper delivery route

First job in real estate or allied field: Junior accountant performing due diligence for real estate acquisitions, as well as accounting, tax compliance and financial reporting for a global real estate developer.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Growing the business by assisting clients with their accounting needs in regard to the acquisition, maintenance or sale of their real estate portfolios.

How do you unwind from a busy day? All days are busy days.  At the end of each day, I reflect on what was accomplished and what needs to be accomplished.  Taking inventory helps me to relax.

Favorite movie: The Godfather

One word to describe your work environment: Organized

Rules to live by in business: With perseverance and persistence, things have a way of working out.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I have always been fascinated by Giuseppe Garibaldi.  Though we share the same surname, I am not sure if we are related but I would love to spend some time with him.  First we would take a trip to the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, so I could get a firsthand account of events and how he managed so many personalities and needs to create a united country.  We would then have dinner at one of my favorite Italian restaurants whereby I could get to better understand the passion that drove him. 

What is your dream job? Formula One Ferrari Driver