Entrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, Philanthropist, CPA
With over 35 years of experience in providing financial guidance to entertainment professionals, family offices, small businesses, and C-level executives, Michael Markiewicz is the founder and owner of Markiewicz Enterprises, LLC, a New York-based financial services company specializing in CPA services, consulting services and asset protection.
As a CPA and certified financial planner, Michael provides premium services, with particular expertise in providing production accounting services for films in all stages of development from pre-production through post-production. Included in those services is the application for pre-certification of film tax credits and the final application for credit funds to be received. Other focuses of his practice are outsourced family office administrative services and business management for sports and entertainment figures. Outside of his practice, Michael is a successful investor, speaker, and is very involved with many philanthropic endeavors.
Michael graduated from Tufts University with BA in Economics and Sociology. He received his MBA and MS in Accounting from Northeastern University. As a CPA, PFS (Personal Financial Specialist), and CFP, he is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Estate Planning Council of New York City where he recently served as a Board Member. He is also the Finance Director of Marriage Equality USA and a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Outside of his professional life, Michael studies and plays guitar, enjoys singing, artist in oil and other media, loves movies and the theatre (where he is also an occasional investor), and is a huge animal rights activist. Michael also serves on the board of Moving Windmills Project, Inc, and acts as treasurer, a non-profit organization where the mission is rural economic development and education in Malawi, Africa.
Michael lives in Chelsea (Manhattan) with his husband Mark and their beloved wire haired dachshunds, Maggie and Lily.
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Michael has been an investor in some of the world's hottest live shows and film projects.
Why should you hire Michael for you next speaking event?
Michael Markiewicz is a powerful and charismatic speaker that impacts his audiences with just the right amount of knowledge, experience, and humor. In addition to the valuable and energizing insights he brings to the business and tax world, Michael is all about being at the forefront of changing the entire profession as we know it.
Michael understands that to change an entire profession, it will take an enormous amount of courage with the first step being, helping others tear down paradigms of old and adopting a belief in a new financial methodology that is better fitting to today's modern and advanced world.
With all of the advancements in science and technology over the past decade, we are experiencing a true innovation boom. Millions of people are becoming millionaires each year, and tens of millions are joining the professional income ranks, yet others feel like they are losing ground when it comes to their tax incentives and retirement.
Michael's tax and speaking programs can show anyone how to take advantage of what today's world has to offer and thrive in this new and exciting economy.
Michael's Topics Cover the Following Themes:
How to attract strategic partners and powerful alliances
How to create an environment that raises happiness and productivity
How to increase productivity by empowering your employees
Playing to win instead of trying not to lose
Learn the top tax strategies to save you thousands or millions
Accounting for leaders: Simple strategies to make saving and money management fun
The world has changed as we know it; Have you?
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Michael is also the C.F.O. and treasurer of Pure Path Capital. PURE PATH represents attractive investment opportunities that have under-valued or under-utilized assets that provide substantial upside and superior coverage for financing while maximizing long-term growth and capital appreciation.
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When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.
Michael with William Kamkwamba
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting film shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
Moving Windmills Project
Inspired by the work of William Kamkwamba, whose curiosity and inventiveness helped save his family in Malawi from famine, Moving Windmills Project was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2008 to build community and empower problem solvers. They work in partnership with local leaders and resilient farmers to secure a viable future for Malawi’s families. Michael serves on the board of the Moving Windmills Project as their finance chair.
Current Feature-Film Project
Meet the Keller’s, the perfect family in a loving home enjoying the simple small-town lifestyle. In Plainville, nothing is hardly ever out of place.
During an overnight camping trip, a mysterious event causes a loss in the family. Strange happenings start to occur and soon thereafter Randall’s behavior starts to change, causing the family to be alarmed. Random acts of violence dominate the media and slowly start to hit a little too close to home.
Terrorized, Harper takes matters into her own hands and will stop at nothing to protect her family.
Questions for The Media
Michael, obviously you've had immense success as an entrepreneur and Investor, but before we get into all of that, tell us about where you are from and how you got started in business.
You seem to have had a lot of early interests. When did you know that you had the entrepreneurial spirit/when did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur
How did you go from working as an accountant to becoming an authority in your field?
You now are working as a partner in a successful firm. What are your biggest challenges?
You have also invested in some of the top live shows and film projects. What has that experience been like?
Was there a specific moment that you can remember that you realized that you had made it?
What do you think has been the primary key to your success?
Most of us started out being fans of other people's work, who were some of your early inspirations/mentors?
You are also the CFO of the Moving Mills project. Tell us a little about that and what attracted you to the story.
We hear a lot about identifying your “Why”, but what would you say drives you?
For our listening/viewing audience that is sitting out there feeling inspired and who want to pull the trigger and chase their passions and dreams, what advice would you give them?
Any special or upcoming projects you’re currently working on that you can tell us about without giving away too much?
To get more information about what you have going on and all things Michael Markiewicz, how can our audience stay connected with you?
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