Steven Gargano (Co-Chair)

Head of Operations at Artivest

Steven Gargano, CPA has spent the last 15 years creating operational and financial efficiency through innovation within the asset management industry. His experiences in public accounting, financial consulting, and private hedge funds afford him a unique perspective on where room for process improvement exists within the various asset management, accounting, reporting, and compliance functions. He is currently the Head of Operations at Artivest Advisors, a Fintec platform providing alternative investment technology to the wealth management, hedge fund, and private equity channels.

Most recently, Steve served as Senior Managing Director & Head of Product Development for US Bancorp Fund Services' $100B alternative investment services platform. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp, Steve was the managing director and head of the planning, strategy, and implementation group at Mariner Investment Group. He has held positions in Deloitte & Touche’s investment management consulting group, Gabelli Asset Management as the product controller for alternative investments, and started his career at Arthur Andersen as an auditor in the financial service industry asset management and capital markets group specializing in brokerage and hedge funds.

Mr. Gargano is a graduate of Harvard Business School and graduated with honors from Cornell University in Applied Economics, Management, and Accounting. He serves as a District Director on Cornell University’s business school board of directors, and is a member of the Harvard Business School Global PLD Management Team. He is a frequent speaker on leadership and customer care at various industry events, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a participating member of the NYSSCPAs.