Location: Ash Grove, Missouri
Favorite Beverage: Sweet Tea
First Live Concert: Rascal Flatts
Least Favorite Chore: Cleaning soffit and fascia
During his 20 years as an accountant, in private and public accounting, Michael has served as Controller and CFO for companies in the retail food, food service equipment, real estate investment, and manufacturing industries. His emphasis in public accounting was taxation and outsourced Controller/CFO services. One of the great highlights of his career was serving as CFO for an aerospace manufacturing company. Working with a team of great people they were able to grow the company 34% per year over six years. The growth attracted a private equity group to buy the company in 2017. It was a great example of what can be accomplished with strategic planning and working with the right team. Michael enjoys the strategic planning process and seeking out ways to make processes more efficient.
Michael graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree.
Michael lives in Ash Grove, MO (rural small town outside of Springfield, MO) with his wife of 15 years (dated 10 years before getting married) and two daughters, Reese and Emily. Michael enjoys hunting, camping, and the game of golf (although he cannot play much these days). He serves as Treasurer for the local Community Foundation of the Ozarks Affiliate chapter. The Community Foundation allows donors to setup trusts in which the assets are invested and the income is used for improving the local community.