Daily News: March 26, 2012

Rosenthal & Rosenthal’s Cipriani to Receive Sons of Italy Honor

Michael F. Cipriani, executive vice president of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc., will be the “2012 Golden Lion Award Recipient” at a black-tie dinner in his honor, Friday, April 27, at the Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY. This 30th annual event is sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America, New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc.

Cipriani joined Rosenthal & Rosenthal in 1990, where he is focused on marketing, business development and credit evaluation. Prior to Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Cipriani developed his career in trade finance working for: Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company, Chase Manhattan Bank, National Westminster Bank, and French American Banking Corp.

He is a graduate of Pace University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, focusing on a tri major in Accounting, Finance and Marketing, and Master’s Degree of Business Administration in International Marketing).

A native of Yonkers, NY, Cipriani served as a City Council member of this city for eight years. He now resides with his wife of 38 years, Nancy, in Bronxville, NY. They are the parents of a son and daughter.

Cipriani is a past president, past honoree, and current board member of The Needler’s Foundation, a prominent garment apparel industry non-profit organization, which provides funding to children’s hospitals. He has actively supported the March of Dimes, and the American Cancer Society, among a number of other charitable causes.

He has been active in St. John’s The Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Yonkers and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Obernburg, NY. He enjoys horseback riding and golf.

According to Carolyn Reres, general dinner chairperson, “Mike Cipriani is a man of superior accomplishment and is indeed a benefactor to the Italian-American community. He will be celebrated April 27 not only for his business acumen but for his philanthropic spirit and ambitious life.”

Rosenthal & Rosenthal is ranked as one of the nation’s oldest and largest factors and asset-based lenders. A 75-year-old four-generation family-owned firm, it handles more than $7 billion in annual revenues.