About The Speaker
Donald Bittar has worked with companies as an officer, board member and consultant for more than 40 years. He has been the CFO of both public and private companies. DABittar & Associates, a finance and technology consulting firm he founded in 1980, continues to serve clients in manufacturing, aviation, healthcare, transportation, construction, and banking. At the age of 22, Mr. Bittar was one of the youngest persons, at the time, to earn an SEC broker-dealer license, subsequently leading Bittar Securities, a stock brokerage firm based on Wall Street in New York City. Among other notable career accomplishments, he served as a project manager at General Electric, tasked with developing and implementing MediNet, the nation’s first shared hospital information system, which was deployed in New York University Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, and Mass General. At Western Union, he succeeded in introducing the nation’s first barcode application for use at New York University Hospital and pioneered one of the first automated medical record management systems to better manage inner-city pediatric patients for Bellevue Hospital. From 1969 to 1980, he was Chairman, President, and CEO of Marine Telephone, Inc. After starting DA Bittar and Associates, in 1985, he brought FedEx and Qualcomm together to track trucks by satellite for the first time.
Since 1969, he has also taught finance, management, and information technology at several leading
undergraduate and graduate schools. Currently, Mr. Bittar is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, College of Business, where he was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2013. The author of award-winning ‘Getting Under the Hood of an Annual Report,’ and ‘A Good Business Plan is a Beautiful Thing,’ his books are used in universities nationwide.
In addition to authoring two books, Mr. Bittar invented and was granted a U.S. patent for an adjustable sling that can be used to hold a patient's arm, wrist, and hand in multiple positions while eliminating stress to the neck and shoulder. He has been a frequent speaker at the National Association of Mortgage Bankers, National Council of Savings Institutions, Council of Presidents, New England Bankers Association and National Corporate Cash Managers Association. Donald received a Master of Business Administration degree from Long Island University.