Michael is known as a financial officer with more than 25 years of experience in public and private companies, with industry experience in Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Distribution, Medical Supplies, and Industrial Manufacturing and Supply. Experience includes raising capital in private and public placements, debt financing, mergers & acquisitions and multiple software implementations. Over Michael’s career, he has held a number of significant roles, including:
- CFO at Tender Corporation in Littleton, NH (2019)
- CFO at Toysmith, in Sumner, WA (2015 to 2017)
- CFO at Distant Lands Coffee in Renton, WA (2011 to 2015)
- CFO at Jones Soda, Inc. in Seattle, WA (2008 to 2011)
- CFO at Pyramid Breweries, Inc., in Seattle WA (2006 to 2008)
- CFO at Medisystems Corporation in Seattle, WA (2002 to 2006)
- CFO at Flow International Corporation in Kent, WA (1999 to 2002)
- CFO at Alistar Manufacturing Group, Inc. in Auburn, WA (1995 to 1999)
Prior to this time, Michael was the Controller at Tempress in Seattle (1992 to 1995).
Professional accomplishments include:
- Due diligence during M&A processes
- Significant direct experience with CPG, manufacturing and distribution companies
- Synergistic partnerships with Operations; extensive experience in turnaround situations, cost rationalization and optimization
- Analysis and implementation of short and long-term cash flow projections and strategies
- Creation of financial statement packages for internal and external constituents, preparation of information for Board of Directors.
Michael believes that the most important skill in this role is to be an effective and efficient business partner. His skills in effective listening, idea creation and creating actionable deliverables effectively meet this objective.
Michael is a CPA in Washington State and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Western Washing University and an MBA from Seattle University. Other areas of study include Manufacturing/Operations Marketing and special training in Statistics and Information Technology.
He enjoys skiing, hiking, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. Michael lives with his wife, two daughters and son in Lyme, New Hampshire.