CEO, Grant Thornton LLP

Mike has more than 34 years of experience working closely with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, services, construction, manufacturing, venture capital, distribution, retail and franchising. He has significant experience in capital markets transactions ranging from venture capital to initial public offerings. He has advised numerous companies in a variety of industries on merger and acquisition strategies, due diligence and deal structure. Prior to his election to CEO, Mike served on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team as national managing partner – operations. In this role, he chaired the firm’s Operating Committee and oversaw the firm’s human resources, marketing and sales teams. In addition, the regional managing partners and the Global Public Sector managing partner reported to him. He also chairs the Grant Thornton Foundation and serves on Grant Thornton US Partnership Board and the Grant Thornton International Global Board. Previously, he served as the national managing partner of Markets, Industry, People & Culture and was the managing partner of the firm’s Carolinas practice. He also served on the firm’s US Partnership Board.