Michael is a highly-accomplished CFO with a wealth of experience across staffing, SaaS, digital media, education, publishing, healthcare, consumer products, nonprofit and public accounting sectors in manufacturing, distribution, software development, and service environments. His technical expertise includes corporate finance & controllership, financial reporting, planning & analysis, operations, business development, information systems, mergers & acquisitions, and leverage financing. He has closed and integrated 30+ M&A transactions (with valuations from $10M to $100M) so his background also includes extensive strategic planning, FP&A, and corporate finance expertise with a LEAN point of view. Michael’s mix of finance and business skills and experience allows him to successfully dissect and analyze complex business models by creating unique lines of business based on accountability, cost structure and customer base. The ensuing analysis, goal setting and development of key operational metrics then gives leadership increased visibility to make more actionable decisions.
In addition to his vast domestic experience, he also has significant international experience to include business development, start-ups, joint venture formations, operations support, product sourcing and local in country finance director roles (Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Argentina, China, and India). Michael is a focused business leader that keeps the wheels on the bus moving at the right speed and in the right direction. He is a certified public accountant with a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University. Michael resides outside of Chicago, IL with his family and is an avid car enthusiast.