Great Neck, New York , United States
May 14, 2012 08:08pm
|Info||George Maragos is presently the elected Nassau County Comptroller. Previously, George had over 35 years of senior management experience and accomplishments with leading organizations in Banking, Consulting and Information Systems, including founding and guiding a successful Wall Street financial technology services company. |
George was born in Greece on March 17, 1949 in a small agricultural village. His family immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1958 where George attended elementary school and completed high school graduating first in his class as valedictorian. He was a star athlete in baseball, football, soccer and hockey.
Upon graduating from McGill University, George married Angela and went to work for Bell Canada/Bell Northern Research. George was rapidly promoted and became one of the youngest managers in the global technology organization.
In 1978, George was recruited by Booz Allen and Hamilton, a leading consulting firm in New York, to work on U.S. Military Defense Command and Control Systems. George received security clearance from the U.S. Government in order to work on these advanced systems. He was promoted to Associate and was later assigned to manage Information Technology solutions for major multinational commercial clients.
In 1981, George left Booz Allen and joined Chase Manhattan Bank to lead a team charged with building the bank's international data and money transfer network. George received various promotions becoming Vice President. During this time, George pursued a Masters in Business Administration (MBA 1983 in Finance) from Pace University in New York.
In 1985 George became a naturalized American citizen.
In 1986, George was recruited by Citibank and joined as Vice President and Director of North American Treasury and Telecommunications Systems. He introduced numerous innovations, implemented significant expense reductions and always managed within budget.
In 1989, George founded SDS Financial Technologies and served as President for over 20 years, guiding the firm through continuous growth. George knows very well the demands to run a small business, meet payroll and compete on Wall Street with some of the biggest organizations in the world.
In 2009, George ran for public office and was elected Nassau County Comptroller. Since taking office, he has aggressively pursued fiscally conservative policies reducing expenses by over $50 million and recommending cancellation of wasteful contracts in excess of $125 million.
George is married to Angela for 37 years and has two sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.