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Craig Manzino, CPA

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Bio

Meet Craig

Craig specializes in business management, tax and financial planning for clients in the sports, arts, entertainment and media industries. His clients include actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, photographers, models, filmmakers, influencers and athletes. Craig is passionate about his clients and provides concierge business management services so they can focus on their careers. Clients rely on Craig’s strategic advice in all aspects of their lives to help them achieve business and financial goals.

After beginning his career in the accounting profession more than 25 years ago at Deloitte, Craig founded Cameo Wealth & Creative Management, Inc., a boutique business management firm.

A noted expert in business management services and the entertainment industry, Craig has spoken to such prominent organizations as the Screen Actors Guild, The Writers Guild, American Conservatory Theater, the New York Bar Association and New York University. He earned his B.S. in accounting from Binghamton University.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Sports and Entertainment Committee

Community

  • Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Chairman
  • Vineyard Theatre, Council Member
  • Michael’s Mission, Board Member and Treasurer
  • Soho House NY, Founding Member

Education

  • Binghamton University

Experience

  • Prager Metis
  • Cameo Wealth & Creative Management, Inc.
  • Raimund Commodities, Inc.
  • Deloitte

Honors/Awards

  • Variety’s Business Managers Elite
  • The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood’s Top Business Managers

Speaking Engagements

  • The Writer’s Guild of America, November 2018, “Tax Planning for the Entertainment Professionals”
  • Screen Actors’ Guild, November 2019, “Tax Planning for the Entertainment Professionals” 

Thought Leadership Publications

Q&A

Q. What was it that drew you to Armanino?
I serve in a unique role, working with entertainment clients in business management in the New York office. What drew me to Armanino was that my clients require a deep bench of expertise as they expand their brands into other businesses like clothing, restaurants and products in multiple states. Armanino’s specialists can step in when needed, giving clients access to the expertise of a wide range of people. My clients see the benefits of the firm’s entrepreneurial mindset and technology capabilities. Armanino’s commitment to doing good and its B Corporation certification are important to me and my clients.
Q. Make a prediction; describe your vision of the future of the general business environment for your area of expertise or the industries you serve.
Entertainment industry professionals are shifting how they think about new opportunities in the market and creating multiple revenue streams. A direct-to-consumer model will continue to shift how entertainers deliver their work to customers, a change that demands in-depth business management support. I enjoy helping clients with these complex business decisions and accounting and compliance requirements.
Q. Please tell us one fun fact about yourself.
I’m an owner of a bar in New York, Death & Co, and I built a bar in my home where I’ve hosted weekly cocktail parties. I’m a true entrepreneur at heart, and combining my love of great cocktails and entertaining with business is the perfect mix of all my interests.
Q. Describe your work style.
I’ve always treated my business as if it were one of my children. Everyone I work with is part of that family. I don’t think of work as separate from my life—I see the bigger picture of one cohesive life where my roles are seamlessly integrated and fun.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
My parents. Neither are business owners or have business acumen, so they weren’t influential in my career in that way, but they taught me everything about integrity, ethics and morals. This business is all about trust. You have to create trust with your clients to be successful.
Q. What do you love most about your work?
Being able to be such a critical part of someone’s career is a special right. I’ve seen clients through some hard times, before they make it big, and have then seen their lives be transformed by success. I enjoy developing long-term relationships and going through each client’s journey alongside them.
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