SMI-Michael-DiTaranto-VP-OperationsMichael DiTaranto

Chief Operating Officer, DRS



Michael DiTaranto joined SMI as Senior Operations Manager in 2013, was promoted to VP of Operations in 2015, and has most recently been assigned COO, Disaster Recovery Services (“DRS”). The most recent surge in fire, flood and mold remediation requests has created an opportunity to put Michael’s skills in operations management and client relations to use, ensuring superior client service and risk management control. A talented, dedicated and driven professional, he has a comprehensive understanding of business operations management. He brings with him over 20 years of experience spanning across a myriad of business lines—from a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to management and process improvement in the financial and healthcare industries. Michael is a graduate of Hofstra University.

As Chief Operating Officer, Michael oversees the introduction and implementation of continuous Total Quality Management (TQM) efforts for DRS’s increasingly expanding business lines. He contributes to industry wide relationship building, risk management, and implementation of technological improvements throughout all platforms of operations. He reports to the CFO and CEO and is responsible for effective planning, staffing, business strategy and decision making to attain the highest level of success for clients, vendors and the organization.