Michael J. Barbarita Jr.

President

Michael Barbarita has owned and operated Retail, Manufacturing and Service companies over the last 30 years. One of the retail companies he operated called “Ski Town USA” grew from $2.5 Million to $8.0 million in less than 5 years. One of the products he manufactured was “Cookies To Scoop Frozen Cookie Dough” and was featured on the QVC Home Shopping Network and was selected as one of the top 20 products in the State of Massachusetts in 1997.

He has sat on the Board of Directors of 5 different companies. He was a Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for a large specialty retailer. He was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for all of his previously owned companies as well. Michael has been involved in the structuring of leveraged buyouts. He has experience in owning both commercial and residential investment real estate. He also has experience exporting and doing business on a global scale. He is an award winning public speaker and in addition to owning Next Step CFO, he currently co-owns a Property & Casualty Insurance Agency in Quincy called the “Robert L Summers Insurance Agency”. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and majored in Accounting.