Michael’s Industry experience includes; Technology – software, hardware and e-commerce, Manufacturing (contract and in-house) – Technology and Industrial, Wholesale/Distribution, Clean Technology, Consumer Products, and Telecom Services.
Michael is a CMA and has a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Specialties and Background
Michael has over 30 years of senior level financial and operational management experience combined with hands-on and strategic roles in public and private companies. Michael’s proven record of driving financial and operational performance covers companies ranging from Fortune 500 to high growth mid-sized and early stage organizations. Areas of expertise include turnarounds, strategic planning, financial modeling, performance analysis/improvement and ERP systems implementation.
Most recently Michael was CFO of a Telecom Services company (Communication Infrastructure Corporation) where he drove the restructuring of the operations to improve performance and implemented a variable cost budgeting model restoring/improving company’s growth trajectory and profitability while investing in future growth opportunities (CIC was recognized as the 36th fasting growing private Telecom company in America on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list).
Michael has raised over $100 million in private equity transactions (seed and later stage) from both financial and strategic investors and has negotiated multi-million dollar credit facilities Michael has lead international corporate development efforts that include the successful completion of acquisitions in the US as well as Europe, a Joint Venture in Japan and multiple intellectual property licensing, international distribution, manufacturing and joint development agreements.
Michael has also served as a Director and Audit Committee Member for Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing, Inc. (OTC:WEMU) a manufacturer of solar panels, has sat on the Advisory Board of several company and acts as an advisor to business incubators in Boulder, Co and Laramie, Wy.
Michael is active in Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Standup Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Cycling and likes to spend time with his daughter and family on their ranch in Wyoming.