A GAAP “Rock Star” With An Eye For Talent
Mike is passionate about accounting. Not in the “do a research paper” sense, but in the “accounting training doesn’t have to be mind-numbingly boring” sense. He left KPMG to co-found GAAP Dynamics in 2001, because he believes well-done training can transform accounting firms and multinational companies.
From designing a Big 4 accounting firm’s global U.S. GAAP accreditation program to helping multinational clients determine the impact of an IFRS conversion, Mike brings energy to everything he does. Participant evaluation comments like “not your typical accountant” and “you have definitely found your calling” best describe Mike’s facilitation style in the classroom.
As CEO, one of Mike’s top priorities is attracting talent and motivating them to realize their full potential and true career satisfaction. And Mike’s not just trying to find any talented accountant or trainer. He built GAAP Dynamics by hiring CPAs who are not only accounting and auditing experts with Big 4 experience—but they’re entrepreneurial and outgoing, too. In addition to finding the best people, Mike’s other top priority is maintaining GAAP Dynamics’ reputation for the highest level of customer service. Mike thinks that successfully serving clients is simple: solve problems, make your client’s life easier, and be 100% reliable.
When he is not busy motivating the troops and focusing on wowing clients, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing tennis or golf, and soaking bait in the Outer Banks for a citation drum. A University of Florida alum and diehard fan, Mike’s most often found on Saturdays in the fall cheering on the Gators football team.