Daniel J. Geltrude established Geltrude & Company, LLC in 1995 with a simple yet ambitious vision: To offer clients pioneering and proactive accounting services that go beyond the traditional and enter the strategic – and to do it in a focused and mindful way.
As evidence of his entrepreneurial spirit, when Dan was just 34 years old, he co-founded Franklin Bank, a New Jersey state bank offering traditional banking services as well as commercial, consumer, and real estate loans. Within three years of opening its doors, Franklin Bank was profitable. Ultimately, Dan negotiated the successful sale of the bank to Interchange Financial Services Corporation. Dan is now on the Board of Directors of Pascack Community Bank.
Dan applies the same leadership, initiative, and acumen used in his own successful ventures to serving both the needs and the goals of Geltrude clients. From internal control analysis and systems design to business consulting and litigation support, Dan offers expertise based not merely on theory but also on practice. In his own words, “Geltrude is much more than an accounting firm. We are a highly-trained group of business advisors that provide accounting, auditing, and tax services on a proactive basis with an entrepreneurial spirit.”
In addition to his role at Geltrude, Dan is actively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is co-founder of the Mike Geltrude Foundation for melanoma awareness; member of Unico and the Elks. Dan is a very active alumnus of Penn State where he currently serves on the Development Committee of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the Penn State Melanoma Center board, the Penn State Human Resources and Employment Relations Alumni Board, as a Penn State World Campus Ambassador and the Hope Gala Board.
In 2010, Dan was appointed by the Governor to the NJ State Board of Accountancy and is currently the Vice-President.
Dan holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rider University, an M.S. in Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Masters Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University.