Experience & Activities
Mike’s leadership in logistics, IT, consumer affairs, and sales administration have resulted in operational achievement; however, during his 25 years of board work, his expertise in finance, investor relations, governance, regulatory, M&A, audit, and securities law has delivered immense growth. Mike led Tumi’s April 2012 IPO. Business was sold to Samsonite in August 2016. GMCR was sold to JAB in March 2016 – both transactions amounted to $16 billion, a significant premium over trading prices.
Mike’s distinguished career includes many accolades as he was named CFO of the Year in 2012 by NJBIZ Magazine and was also named as one of 2015’s top 100 directors by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
He has also served as Board member and Audit Committee member for the Eden Institute for Autism based in Princeton, New Jersey. Mike has been on the NYSE Advisory Board and is a Trustee of the New Jersey chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton Hospital (Penn-Medicine).
Mike holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Rutgers University. He started his business career with the international CPA firm of Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC). He is a CPA in the state of New Jersey and holds the Certified Global Management Accountant Certification. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the National Association of Corporate Directors, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mike resides in Princeton, NJ with his wife Karen and has two adult children.