Michael BankoVice President New Business Development
Michael Banko is the Vice President of New Business Development and Partner of the Elite Fundraising Group, a company that was born out of the idea that schools and organizations deserve to successfully support students, faculty and employees despite budget constraints. The company was designed to create unique fundraising events within the education and corporate sectors. Michael is responsible for building the business by developing and maintaining relationships with clients, researching and recommending solutions, designing events and providing quality service.
Prior to starting the Elite Fundraising Group, Mr. Banko was President and Partner of Banko & Associates, a business consulting company working primarily in the financial services, technology and electronics and entertainment sectors. He was responsible for identifying and closing business opportunities, marketing, managing client expectations, and providing cost effective solutions.
Michael is a highly accomplished forward thinking sales & marketing executive with a stellar track record of leading organizational initiatives and executing plans to expand sales and profitability. He is known as a meticulous project manager who effectively sees initiatives through to completion. His expertise is bringing fresh ideas to address critical business issues, fostering creative leadership and producing high quality results through partnering with his clients. An excellent platform presenter, Mr. Banko has delivered before audiences of Fortune 500 executives in both large and small companies and business owners.
Mr. Banko holds a B.S. in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is an Associate Member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization, Secretary for the Free & Accepted Masons, Little League Baseball Manager and Cub Scout Den Leader.