Howard received his BS degree (Summa Cum Laude) from CW Post College, Long Island University in May 1976. Prior to the inception of the firm, he was employed for several years at a regional CPA firm before becoming the chief financial officer of a multi million dollar real estate development firm. He has keen knowledge in the fields of real estate development, retailing, distribution, health care services, law, insurance, contracting and construction as well as other personal service entities. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has also been active in various community organizations.