Areas of Engagement
- Help develop major executive team building initiatives.
- Perform operations review/process improvement.
- Advise on cash flow, income statement and balance sheet management and planning.
- Do company product and services strategy and creation.
- Analyze and advise on redesign of domestic and international supply chain.
- Advise on profitability improvement/cost reduction.
As a partner with Ernst & Young, Mike developed, led and drove significant growth in a number of practices.
He created, grew and led, as Global Director, the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Industry practice from 1988 to 1998, managing 2,500 professionals and personally serving many of the largest international real estate organizations in the U.S. and around the world.
Mike then served as the firm’s Director of Strategic Investments, managing E&Y’s investments in 40 small and emerging growth companies. He was also a senior partner for Quality and Risk Management with responsibility for internal risk management in 30 countries.
Mike’s experience with middle market entrepreneurs includes advising many small-medium clients in Silicon Valley on tax strategy and planning. Earlier in his career he was in investment banking and corporate law. He has also served as a project and country manager for projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
For a large engineering contractor, positioned the company for success through a coming market downturn by focusing on increasing monthly cash flow, increase work backlog and reduce tax outflow.
As an interim Chief Executive Officer, turned around a company with substantial losses to a profit by realigning strategic, financial and operational structures.
As interim CFO, turned around a company with 7 years of substantial losses to an immediate profit by reducing costs by 55%, realigning the capital structure and existing credit facility and reduced outstanding debt by 30% in the first 6 months of the engagement.