Michael Amato serves as Chief Financial Officer, in support of all Da Vinci Schools, programs and people to help achieve their goals by creating a foundation of reliability, communication and collaboration. Prior to joining Da Vinci, Michael served as Chief Financial Officer for Chicago Cosmetologists Association, a not for profit dedicated to educating and advancing the careers of professionals in the beauty industry. Michael also has served as Chief Financial Officer for ConferenceDirect, a meeting services company and as the Senior Director of Accounting for SmithBucklin, the world’s largest not for profit management company. Michael has a degree from Illinois State University in Accounting and International Business and after college also became a Certified Public Accountant. In his spare time, Michael enjoys watching and playing sports, has a love for wine and whenever time allows, traveling to tropical locations.