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Michael Russo
Certified Public Accountant
CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
University of Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, California October 1988 to present
Chief Executive Office and Senior Entrepreneurial Consultant

Founded this entrepreneurial organization and oversee a full complement of entrepreneurial training, workshops and consulting services designed to cause and empower entrepreneurs to produce extraordinary business results. Results beyond what is already expected.

Designed the “Art of Running a Business” workshop. A highly successful multidimensional entrepreneurial workshop designed for entrepreneurs to achieve their business and life goals.

Publish a monthly newsletter “Extraordinary Results™”, a tax and entrepreneurial publication designed to provide information and ideas which cause and empower entrepreneurs to create extraordinary business results and make a difference in their life and businesses.

Designated and published consultant for the Los Angeles Times Business Entrepreneurship Program, providing business makeovers to small and medium size businesses (under $25,000,000 in revenues). Quoted in Business Week and Smart Money regarding U.S. tax policy for entrepreneurs and tax reform.

Wrote the “Extraordinary Results™” Business Transformation Workbook”.

Produce and host a call-in talk radio show and a cable television show, “Entrepreneurial ExcellenceSM”. Assist listeners and viewers in achieving their goals, operating and expanding their businesses, as well as understanding tax, business and financial matters.

Michael Russo and Company, Los Angeles, California February 1984-Present
Managing Partner

Oversee a full complement of entrepreneurial consulting, tax and accounting services to individual and business clients.

Provide income and estate tax research, planning and preparation services, including structure and timing of business transactions, preparation and review of individual, partnership corporation, fiduciary, estate, gift, pension, payroll and sales tax returns. Provide tax audit representation.

Prepare and review financial statements. Provide pension and retirement planning, investment and business analysis, business management services and litigation support.

Provide client advisory services, bringing together related professional s and required resources to plan and achieve client’s business and personal objectives. Assist clients in business operations, business turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions.

Facilitate workshops, seminars and conferences on taxation and entrepreneurial subjects. Frequent guest on television and radio talk shows and news programs.

Ernst and Young / Kenneth Leventhal and Company, Los Angeles, California September 1979 – February 1984
Tax Supervisor

Prepared and reviewed individual, partnership, corporation, fiduciary, estate, gift and pension plan tax returns. Provided income and estate tax planning. Performed tax researched and investment and business analysis for entrepreneurial clients.

Deloitte and Touche, Los Angeles, California August 1975 – September 1979
Audit Senior

Responsible for audited financial statements and SEC registration documents for public and private companies. Prepared reports on business operations and internal control evaluations.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Heavy and Light Manufacturing, Real Estate, Entertainment ( Television, Film, and Music), Apparel, Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Wholesale, Retail, Securities, Agriculture, Automobile and Equipment Leasing and Rental, Construction, Food Distribution and Manufacturing, Computer Hardware and Software, Aerospace, Restaurant, Advertising, Public Relations, Engineering, Insurance and Financial Services, Medical, Legal, and other service industries.

CERTIFICATION:

Certified Public Accountant, State of California – 1977

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

Graduated Summa Cum Laude (G.P.A. 4.0)
Phi Kappa Phi, honorary; Dean’s list
Newton D. Becker Accounting Award, Outstanding Accounting Graduate

EDUCATION:

California State University, Northridge, 1975
B.S., Accounting, Summa Cum Laude

University of Southern Califronia, 1980 – 1982
Graduate Tax Courses / Continuing Education

Loyola Law School, 1982 – 1984

University of California, Los Angeles 1985 – Present
Graduate Tax Courses / Continuing Education

Attented and facilitated numerous educational seminars regarding entrepreneurship

REFERNECES:

Available Upon Request

 

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