Professional Experience

Mike leads the firm's Value Acceleration / Exit Planning group as well as the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services group. Mike understands the diverse goals and objectives of privately held businesses owners and helps them build, develop, and eventually exit their business. He has worked extensively with clients ranging from startup to multinational organizations with over $1.5 billion in annual sales.  As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Mike understands the intrinsic value of the elements of a business and assists clients in maximizing their value.

Areas of Expertise

  • Value Acceleration / Exit planning
  • Transaction advisory services
  • Business valuations
  • Business planning
  • Accounting and auditing

Education and Certifications

  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor
  • Certified Public Accountant, Ohio
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Chartered Merger and Acquisition Professional

Professional Associations

  • Co-chair of the Leading Edge Alliance Family Business Special Interest Group
  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Exit Planning Institute
  • Middle Market Investment Banking Association
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
Nominated for Leader of the Year by the Exit Planning Institute

Personal Facts

Mike has attended a regular season Major League Baseball game in over 60 venues.


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Reach our Cleveland office at 440-449-6800