Professional Profile: Michael Novak 2017

Michael Novak

Name: Michael Novak

Title: President

Company: Atlantic Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Location: 5 Marine View Plaza, Suite 401, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Education: Lehigh University, B.S.I.E., 1987

First job outside of real estate: Environmental Engineer

First job in real estate or allied field: Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I own a 20-year-old environmental engineering and remediation firm in Hoboken, N.J., and plan to continue growing the business over the next 10 years. My vision is to help rehabilitate Newark and Jersey City into international destinations that are safe, environmentally clean places to live and work.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Relaxing at home with my family and checking in with my 20-year-old who is away at college. On weekends I enjoy golf and travel.

Favorite book or author: Hermann Hesse

Favorite movie: “The Matrix”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Father & Son” by Cat Stevens

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business:  Value your customer, not the product they purchase or the fees they pay. Educate employees and support coworkers. Cultivate friendships with networking partners, vendors and competitors. Develop mutual respect by being accountable and holding others accountable.