Griffs Under 40: Daniel S. Paolini '06
Buffalo, NY - When Daniel Paolini ’06 attended Canisius College, Accounting Professor Joseph B. O’Donnell, PhD, advised him to become a dual major in accounting and accounting information systems. The advice was career changing.
“Earning a dual major enabled me to do what I am doing and ultimately create NexxusPoint Management Consulting,” Paolini notes. “It gave me plenty of opportunities to learn about assessing and implementing IT solutions from an accounting standpoint, something I do every day.”
NexxusPoint is a Buffalo-based management consultancy that helps businesses and organizations maximize their investments in technology, processes and people. The company employs six full-time consultants and works with anywhere from 15 to 30 outside contractors to service clients.
A member of the Canisius College Board of Regents, Paolini worked with O’Donnell to start a unique software education initiative at the college that allows Accounting Information Systems students to earn SAP recognition. SAP is the worldwide leader in enterprise resource planning software solutions, and SAP recognition gives graduates an advantage in the job market.
Paolini and his company provided financial and consulting support to launch the program at Canisius. “Lending our support was a way to give back to Canisius for what the college gave me,” Paolini notes.
Paolini gives back to the Western New York community as a board member of Kenmore Mercy Hospital and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Western & Central New York chapter. He is director of academic relations for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.