Fairfield’s University’s VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Michael Trafecante, Among Connecticut’s Top 25 CFOs for 2023

Fairfield’s University’s VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Michael Trafecante, Among Connecticut’s Top 25 CFOs for 2023

Finance and Investing is celebrating the accomplishments of Top 25 chief financial officers across the state, representing a diverse group of industries and organizations.

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Fairfield University Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer Michael Trafecante, CPA, MBA ’01, P’22, ’21, ’19, has been named one of the Top 25 CFOs of Connecticut for 2023 by Finance and Investing. This year’s awardees represent a diverse array of industries located in the Nutmeg State—from insurance, real estate and gaming, to education, aerospace and the arts—and hail from institutions and companies such as WeWork, AmeriCares, InGenius Prep, BioXcel Therapeutics, The Taft School, Avon Old Farms, American Ambulance Service and Mystic Aquarium.

Trafecante has more than 25 years of financial management experience spanning the areas of public accounting, private industry, higher education, and investment management. Throughout his career, he has held leadership roles in all accounting and finance operations including financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, planning and analysis, treasury, internal controls and compliance, risk management, and payroll. Prior to his role at Fairfield, Trafecante served as the treasury lead of corporate finance at Bridgewater Associates, as senior vice president and corporate controller at Velocity Express, and as senior manager at KPMG.

His career was launched at Deloitte & Touche where he served as an audit manager. A Fairfield University alumnus, Trafecante earned his MBA in finance in 2001. He earned his BA degree in accounting from Assumption College. For the full list of awardees, see The Top 25 CFOs of Connecticut for 2023.

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Posted On: January 31, 2023

Volume: 54 Number: 64

Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit Catholic University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.