Craig Northacker, CPA Executive Director
Craig served in the US Army during and after Viet Nam with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 11th Special Forces Group. He sustained serious injuries during airborne operations and is classified as a service connected disabled veteran. He has experienced first-hand the vagrancies of military injury mis-classifications and subsequent VA medical handling. He is married with three children and lives in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. His offices are in Huntington, NY.
Mr. Northacker has been involved in the entertainment industry for the past 20 years as a CPA, business manager, tax strategist and business advisor. His groups have included multiple Grammy winners as well as multiple platinum record sellers having combined sales in excess of 200 million units. He started on Wall Street as an auditor and tax compliance specialist directing numerous successful tax court challenges during the heyday of tax shelters. He left Wall Street to start his own CPA firm, which eventually specialized in the entertainment and sports arenas. He was a founding member and officer of the NYSSCPA's Nassau County chapter Litigation Support Group and a member of the NYSSCPA's Entertainment and Sports Accounting committee. He presented numerous forums and lectures on behalf of the committees as well as performing numerous business valuations and testifying as an expert witness for various courts.
Mr. Northacker is currently an advisor to numerous high profile entertainment clients, facilitates various shows, events for television and film productions and is still involved as a tax specialist in the entertainment area. He has served on charity boards and committees including the television station Telicare on Long Island with Msgr. Thomas Hartman, Channel 55 with Mike Pascucci, and numerous other events and organizations. Craig has garnered various awards and honors, including Who's Who in Business. He currently serves as Treasurer for the National Disabled Veteran Business Council based in Washington, D.C.