Meet Stephen M. Martini
Mr. Martini is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and is also part of the Client Services Team. Stephen has an extensive background in Finance, Risk
Management, FINRA, NASD, SEC, Corporate and Non-Profit Compliance,
Internal and External Audits, and Corporate and Non-Profit Governance. He is well-versed on compliance with the New York State Public Authorities Law and New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. Stephen advises tax-exempt entities and for-profit entities on establishing financial and compliance policies, procedures and systems, financial and internal audits, record-keeping and document retention policies, and State and Federal Grant financial management reporting.
Mr. Martini conducts financial and compliance audits by giving attention to the big picture, and being able to interpret the organization’s objectives, structure, policies, procedures, processes, internal controls, and external regulations. Stephen has the ability to apply rules and regulations towards real-life facts when working in gray areas in order to assess risk, conduct root cause analysis and methodically creates value-added financial reporting policies and procedures which directly affect the organization’s bottom line and maximizes its financial credibility. He effectively and efficiently communicates at all levels in an organization from front-line staff to the CEO and Board of Directors.
Mr. Martini also effectively manages and monitors accounting for Trust Fiduciary Accounts, and New York State Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA).
Mr. Martini has an immeasurable knowledge of the Financial Industry, Investments, and the Stock Market. He was a Member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as a Designated Market Maker for 14 years. Stephen held Vice Presidential titles with Goldman Sachs, Barclays’ Capital, and Spear Leeds & Kellogg. Stephen’s expertise transitions into his working knowledge and understanding of all FINRA, NASD, and SEC Rules and Regulations, and of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) and the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA), which governs the investment, spending, and management of endowment funds held by all entities defined as institutions under the acts.
Stephen conducted his undergraduate studies at Manhattan College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Minor in Business, in 1995. He also attended graduate school and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance at Clarkson University in 2018.