Aaron Smyle graduated from University of Maryland’s School of Business where he received a B.S. in Finance. He received his MBA in Professional Accounting and a Masters in Taxation from Fordham University. Aaron Smyle is an Enrolled Agent (EA), a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and ability to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. He began Smyle and Associates, LLC in 2010 with the goal of offering his expertise in the areas of taxation and compliance to individuals and small business owners. His clients appreciate his personalized approach and emphasis on educating his clients about their tax liabilities and how to minimize them.
Andreas Koutsoudakis is a founding partner at Koutsoudakis & Iakovou Law Group (KI Legal). He represents and advises businesses in litigation matters primarily involving employment-related issues, as well as shareholder and commercial disputes, governmental investigations and audits, and contractual relationships. He provides reliable preventive general counseling, which includes federal, state and local compliance, internal audits and investigations, and handbook/employee policy development and implementation. Andreas was named to the 2019 SuperLawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list for Employment Litigation Defense, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in New York.
Christine Wong is a NYC real estate attorney who has had her own practice for 8 years. Her practice concentrates on residential and commercial real estate transactions and corporate transactions on behalf of both individuals and corporations. She handles purchases and sales of coops, condos and homes, and commercial leases and sales. Ms. Wong also works with startups and small businesses, forming their entities, drafting and negotiating contracts, and generally advising them on a range of issues.
Michael Flores is the President and CEO of Bretton Woods, Inc., a specialty management advisory and research firm serving the financial services industry. He has over 30 years of financial services experience with focuses on loan and deposit operations, commercial deposit and cash management product strategies, alternative financial services, overdraft protection programs, payment systems and process improvement and reengineering through enabling technologies.
Simon is the founder of Locasaur, a simple app for local businesses to message personally with regulars, accept mobile payments and host customer relationships. Their goal is to help businesses grow their digital personal touch during the COVID19 pandemic and beyond. Previously, he co-founded and ran the Columbia University Community startup accelerator and grew up in his parents' local bakery, which he maintains is his most entrepreneurial experience to date.