Michael J. Rispoli has served as chief financial officer of Newmark Group, Inc. (which operates as Newmark Knight Frank) since April of 2012. As head of the finance and accounting departments, Mr. Rispoli steers the financial activities of NKF, with a focus on managing risk and monitoring cash flow. His responsibilities include financial planning and forecasting, accounting, financial reporting and financial due diligence and integration. Prior to joining NKF, Mr. Rispoli was the chief financial officer of Grubb & Ellis from August of 2010 and served in various capacities with the firm since May of 2007, including chief financial officer of its investment management divisions. Prior to completing the sale of the assets of Grubb & Ellis to BGC Partners in April of 2012, he successfully completed a convertible note offering to qualified investors, the sale of an asset management business with over $4 billion of assets under management and the sale of the assets of a real estate mutual fund company.
Mr. Rispoli served as executive director and corporate controller at Conexant Systems, Inc. from 2000 to 2007. His responsibilities at the $1 billion publicly traded semiconductor company included financial modeling and integration, international finance, planning and forecasting, investor relations, technical accounting and SEC reporting.
Mr. Rispoli began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as manager of business assurance.
Mr. Rispoli holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the state of New Jersey.