Michael Cardello has over thirty (30) years of broker-dealer compliance, financial reporting, and operations experience serving in a variety of management and executive roles over the past three (3) decades. Prior to his time at CXG, Mr. Cardello served as the Dealer Manager for several registered/unregistered offerings including Regulation D offerings, international offerings, and mutual funds. His executive roles include thirty-five (35) years as a Financial & Operations Principal (FinOp) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), coupled with over twenty-five (25) years as a compliance professional and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
Mr. Cardello served as the CCO and Secretary for Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., as well as the CCO and CFO at Lightstone Securities, LLC. Prior roles include his tenure as CCO for Terra Capital Markets, LLC, and its related funds, Terra Income Advisors, LLC; Terra Fund Advisors, LLC; and Terra REIT Advisors, LLC. Mr. Cardello also served as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Farmingdale State University’s College of Technology as well as the Senior Compliance Examiner at the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., (“NASD”) for FINRA New York District 12 (now District 10).
Mr. Cardello holds a B.A. in history and an M.B.A. in public accounting and taxation from St. John’s University. He currently holds Series 7, 24, and 27 licenses.