Mike is an accomplished financial, treasury & investment executive, CPA, MBA, with 30+ years of progressive experience in private equity, family office, corporate and divisional operating environments. He has a consistent record of developing innovative cost effective approaches that ensure delivery of profit objectives, availability of cost-competitive capital and management of financial risk. Mike was the CFO at Gridiron Capital, a private equity firm focused on acquiring and building middle market companies; providing superior returns to investors by building businesses and creating value through a strong commitment to hands-on strategy development, operational excellence, and seamless execution. The firm successfully raised $725 million in capital and acquired 16 platform companies and 28 add-on’s across the manufacturing, services and specialty consumer industries. Prior to the formation of Gridiron, Mike was the Corporate Controller – Americas for Cadbury Schweppes plc. During his 18 year career at Cadbury, he held a variety of senior financial positions including; Finance Director (CFO) – Beverages, Director Corporate Planning and Assistant Treasurer.