In 1987, Mike joined the predecessor of Gemini as Director of Operations. During the ensuing years he worked to grow the business and enhance the company’s procedures and controls, as well as the quality of its services. During Mike’s tenure with the company he has been responsible for the fund accounting, transfer agency and fund administration departments, ultimately becoming COO in 2003 and President in 2004. In 2006, Mike moved to his new position as President of Northern Lights Compliance Services, LLC, a subsidiary of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC.
Mike began his career with Ernst & Ernst in 1972, after graduating Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a BS in Accounting. Mike progressed to the position of Senior Manager in the Audit Department during his 15 years at the firm. After working on some high profile engagements such as the New York City Transit Authority, U. S. Postal Service, and Long Island Lighting Company, Mike gravitated toward the audits of investment companies, working on a number of engagements including many of the Dreyfus Funds’ audits. Mike was well known for running efficient audits and had excellent relationships with both clients and staff.