Mr. Giannattasio graduated from Herbert H. Lehman College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1976. He minored in Technology and Information Systems.
In 1980, Mr. Giannattasio was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (license Information) and in 1983 became a partner in the firm of Seligson & Giannattasio, LLP. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).
Mr. Giannattasio, in the 1980’s, financed through limited partnership offerings the purchase of raw land, receiving sub-division approval, built roads, water systems and residential homes. He also purchased and “rehabbed” a 35,000 sq. ft. office building, “The Mitchell Building” in Poughkeepsie NY. The entire building was rented to the Duchess County Health Department. It was sold in 2008.
In 1990, Mr. Giannattasio purchased Pendulum Press, Inc. a children’s publishing company. Pendulum developed a series of over 100 “Illustrated Classics”. A comic book format of the great classics, which met the requirements of its educational customer base. In 1994, as CFO he negotiated a royalty agreement with “Hooked On Phonics” and in 1997 sold the assets to a public company.
In 1992, Mr. Giannattasio incorporated Tailored Solutions, Inc., a full service technology and information systems company. Tailored Solutions, Inc. was Microsoft Certified. The company also installed and serviced all major telephone and voice mail systems including Lucent and Northern Telecom, integrating voice and data through its many master agent relationships. The company’s third award winning division specialized in e-business web site design and implementation. Tailored Solutions designed user friendly (“look and feel”) sites with features such as secure credit card transactions, integrating Internet users into accounting and database systems utilizing the latest technologies in the ISP/ASP area. Their clients included the New York City Visitors Bureau, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s Senatorial campaign, Governor Pataki’s campaign and Senator D’Amato’s campaign. In 2001, he sold the assets to a public company.
As a Financial Planner, Mr. Giannattasio received his Series 66 in 2005.
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