Alumni Honoree: Nicholas S Naclerio

Nicholas S. Naclerio, C.P.A., is Vice President of Corporate Tax for AllianceBernstein (AB), an investment management and research firm with over $500+ billion in assets under management. In this position, he leads the global tax accounting and compliance functions.

Before joining AB, Nick worked at KPMG, where he rendered a variety of tax consulting, compliance, tax accounting and planning services to multinational clients in the financial services arena. He began his career at BlumShapiro, where he provided tax accounting, consulting, and compliance services to clients in a wide range of industries.

After receiving an associate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Gateway Community College, Nick went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University. Before he graduated from college to begin his finance career, Nick was an amateur boxer. He and his two brothers, Mike and Georgie, trained at the prestigious Ring One Boxing in New Haven, under the tutelage of coach and mentor Brian Clark. Looking back, Nick acknowledges that many of his most important personal traits – like discipline, patience and dedication – were developed from the hours of “blood, sweat and tears” he shed working hard in the gym and honing his athletic skills. It was there that he developed the strong work ethic that has guided him throughout his career, but, more importantly, where he learned never to give up on pursuing his dreams and achieving his goals.

In addition to being a certified public accountant in Connecticut, Nick also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Last December, Nick and his future wife Cheryl, along with their dog Cocoa, moved from New York City to Nashville, Tenn., where AB is relocating its corporate headquarters. There, Nick continues to enjoy time with friends and family, exercising, hiking, golfing, traveling and reading.

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