John J. DeMartino
Chief Financial Officer
John is the Chief Financial Officer of Blake Sports Group and has over 33 years experience in the financial services industry. John’s past positions include: Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Excel Bank N.A., a $350 million Commercial Bank, Vice President of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Citicorp Investment Management Inc. and as a Supervisor and Computer Audit Specialist with KMPG.
John is a graduate of Fordham University and is a Martial Arts instructor holding a 4th Degree Black Belt in Korean Certified Kukkiwon Tae Kwon Do. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPA’s. He holds a FINRA (formerly the NASD) Series 27 Financial Operations Principal license. John is also the former Chairman of the New York State Society of CPA’s Small Business Outreach Committee and he is presently a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s Small Business Outreach Committee, Investment Company Committee and the Sports and Entertainment Committee.
John is on the board of two Not-For-Profit organizations: Chairman of the board of RAIN Inc. (Regional Aid for Interim Needs and Meals on Wheels in NYC) and Treasurer of RAIN Home Attendant Services, Inc. (Home Attendant Services), and a former board member of My Sister's Place (Shelter for Abused Women and Children).
John has been featured on WOR 710 AM Morning Show and has also contributed to numerous Daily News Biz Articles including: “Benefits and Problems with Family Businesses” and in Crains NY on “Reducing Small Business Overhead Without Affecting the Customer Base”.