Americo DeSantis is a senior business and finance executive with a proven track record of success in several top tier financial services and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his career, Americo has developed high-performing teams, built successful partnerships with business line heads and regulators, and implement rigorous processes which still stand as his legacies. His leadership and experience in driving cost saving programs have saved his past employers in excess of one hundred million Euros.
His education includes a Bachelor’s in Accounting, an MBA in Finance, and he is Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Americo is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) granted by the Institute of Management Accounting, and a green belt in Six Sigma. He is currently pursuing certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) sponsored by the Project Management Institute.
As a personal achievement, Americo obtained an MA in History, a long time passion of his. His thesis, “The Banking Legacies of the Knights Templar”, represented original research which combined his banking experience with his love of medieval history. Currently, he continues self-studying new subjects such as String Theory and Art History.
A world traveler, Americo has walked on six continents and intends to visit Antarctica in the near future. He possesses dual citizenship (USA and Italy) and a working knowledge of several languages.
Americo’s career goal is to transition from commercial endeavors to a humanitarian one, where he can apply his experiences in leadership, financial expertise, strong process-centric focus, and passion in driving results.
He and his wife of 29 years, Karen Pagonis, divide their time between New York City, Chester, N.J., and Port Grimaud, France.