Carmen Romano was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He graduated Bloomfield College with a B.S. in Accounting in 1985. Upon graduation he immediately began his accounting career with a mid-size firm in New Jersey.

Romano quickly realized that he had an interest in the entertainment industry and subsequently began working as a staff accountant for the firm Padell, Nadell, Fine and Weinberger Co. in 1987. He was promoted to Business Manager in 1993. In 1996, Romano became owner and President of Progressive Business Management. On January 1, 2005 Romano opened the New York office for Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy Inc., already a prominent Business Management firm in Tennessee, and became a shareholder of the company in 2010.

Romano is a member of the ACM, CMA and NARAS. His clients include Brantley Gilbert, Cam, Diplo, MGMT, Michael Franti and others. He enjoys hobbies such as running, boating and scuba diving. Romano currently resides in northern New Jersey with his wife Peggy and three children, Nicole, Gabriella and Michael.