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Raymond Monteleone, CPA

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President & Founding Partner
Paladin Global Partners

Ray Monteleone is President of Paladin Global Partners, a business management consulting firm, and Partner with Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates, a full-service CPA firm. Ray focuses on strategic management, problem solving, mergers & acquisitions, compensation consulting, growing companies, and senior executive mentoring for clients worldwide in industries such as healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, education, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations. He held numerous directorships such as Rexall Sundown, First American Railways, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Rush Holdings, and Pointe Financial Corporation, and he currently chairs the Advisory Board of Algy Costumes and is a member of the Board for Chen, Moore & Associates, chairing the Ethics & Governance Committee. A CPA, Ray was Partner/Tax Director at Arthur Young for the South Florida practice and consultant with Holland & Knight involved in strategic planning & practice development. Ray was VP of Global Corporate Development for Sensormatic Electronics Corporation and interim CFO. He was President of First American Railways; Chairman and Co-CEO for Loren Industries; Deputy Commissioner, COO/CFO for the Florida Department of Education; and, an officer of Laser Spine Institute. 

Monteleone serves professional/civic organizations including Florida Tax Watch (member of the Board of Trustees), Firewall Centers, Inc. (member of the Board), Leadership Florida (member of the Finance Committee), Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board, FAU Broward Alumni Council (Past Chairman), Florida Institute of CPAs (serving on several committees including Chair of the Accounting & Business Show Committee and member of the Global Conference Advisory Task Force), American Institute of CPAs, Leadership Broward Foundation (Past President), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (Current Member and Past Vice Chair) serving on the Education/Workforce Committee, and Executive Leadership Orientation Committee (Class ’02 and Past Chair). Previously on the Board of the Broward Education Foundation (Past Chair, serving for 2 terms) and served on the South Broward Hospital District (Commissioner). Ray was named Leader of the Year by Leadership Broward, Outstanding Broward Alumnus by FAU and inducted into its Parliament of the Owls, just to name a few. 

Monteleone graduated cum laude from New York Institute of Technology, attended the Arthur Young Harvard Business School program, received his MBA from FAU, and he lectures at universities and professional association seminars.