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George Maragos

Comptroller George Maragos In his first term as Nassau County Comptroller, George Maragos is using his years of experience in the financial sector to watch over the County’s $2.6 billion dollar budget. Mr. Maragos is the founder of SDS Financial Technologies, a growing organization providing financial information and online trading services to the financial industry. SDS has been in business in New York for over 20 years.

Mr. Maragos has over 35 years of senior management positions and accomplishments with leading organizations in Banking, Consulting and Information Systems. As president of SDS, he guided the firm’s growth for 20 years. Prior to SDS, Mr. Maragos was a Vice President of Citicorp and the Director of Telecommunications for Treasury Systems.

Prior to Citibank, Mr. Maragos was a Vice President at the Chase Manhattan Bank where he held various senior systems management positions. He was responsible for planning and implementing the global electronic financial systems and the telecommunications networks that supported the global banking network.

Earlier positions held by Mr. Maragos were with Booz Allen and Hamilton, Management Consultants, as an Associate, and with Bell-Northern Research as manager of Communications Planning.

Mr. Maragos holds Masters in Business Administration (1983) from Pace University in New York City, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree (1973) from McGill University in Montreal. Mr. Maragos is married for 36 years to Angela and has two sons and a granddaughter. He enjoys reading, golf, travel and recently politics.

 

Role of the Comptroller

Comptroller Maragos serves as the fiscal watchdog for Nassau County, which has a population of 1.3 million and annual budget of $2.6 billion.

Comptroller Maragos and his staff:

  • monitor Nassau’s budget and financial operations
  • audit government agencies and agencies with county contracts to uncover waste and abuse.
  • review county contracts and claims
  • report on matters that significantly affect Nassau’s financial health and operations
  • work with the Administration and Legislature to help the county overcome its fiscal challenges
  • prepare Nassau’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • administer the county payroll and employee health benefits functions

On this Web site you will find a wealth of information about Nassau’s finances and operations, including the complete text of all our audits and financial statements. You will also find timely reports about serious issues facing the county, and information about Nassau’s free prescription discount card for all residents, the NassauRx card, pioneered by this office.

Have a question or comment? Comptroller Maragos would like to hear from you. Click here to send him an email.