Michael (Mike) Randazzo was born on February 27, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York and at the age of five moved with his family to Staten Island.
Mike was the oldest of four siblings to parents Nicholas and Theresa. His father was the proprietor of The Barge Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay. Mike grew up in the back of the restaurant and from a young age, learned the value of hard work, bussing tables, cleaning shrimp and shucking clams.
He earned a degree in Electrical Technology from Devry Institute and went to work for Telecom Plus. During his 15 years with the company, he designed trading floors and led a team of engineers in their installation. These activities occurred during the most extraordinary period of technology growth in the financial world and approximately sixty percent of the Wall Street trading desks were built and integrated by Mike and his team. The enormous success of this engineering challenge led him to accept a position with Redwood Brokerage as the company’s Chief Technical Officer. There he was responsible for the design and management of the entire information technology infrastructure for the firm and all of its satellite offices around the globe.
In 2008, Mike accepted a position with OPI Construction where he is currently a Principal. OPI Construction is a national commercial construction company, which performs major construction projects nationwide for Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, Goldman Sachs, Chase, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Barclays, to name but a few. Mike’s most recent experience includes the renovation of Prudential’s facility in Iselin, New Jersey, interior renovation projects for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, the complete buildout of a Ross Department store in Paramount, California and the buildouts of several Financier Patisserie locations throughout New York.
Mike is also very involved in charitable organizations. Previously, he was a Board Member for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and an affiliate with the Turn Two Foundation, sponsored by Derek Jeter. In 2010, he was the honoree for the Child Abuse Prevention Program and is currently a Board Member of Adrienne’s Helping Hand Foundation, a children’s reading program. On the cultural side, Mike honors the legacy of his ancestry as a Board Member of Casa Belvedere, an Italian cultural foundation in Staten Island.
Mike met the love of his life, Linda, when he was 15-years-old, traveling on a school bus. They have been together ever since. Married for 34 years, the couple has two sons, Vincent and Michael and they all reside in Staten Island, New York.