Michael has consulted with restaurant and hospitality clients since 1997. He has significant expertise in developing strategic and operational solutions for growing restaurant and hospitality companies, with a focus on management and organizational consulting, process improvement, and strategic and tactical planning. Michael works closely with executive, board-level, and investor participants within organizations to identify broader challenges and opportunities and the best way to pursue outcomes with optimal results.

Prior to joining Moss Adams, Michael was the managing director and founder of Odyssey CFO Partners, a corporate CFO advisory and leadership firm serving several industries, including restaurants, retail, franchising, software/SaaS, technology, and technology services. Odyssey’s primary clients included boards, CEOs, investors, and management teams. Michael has served as a board member, CFO, COO, and advisor for a variety of companies in the restaurant, retail, and franchising industries.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Rules and Other Important Things to Know
    Moss Adams webcast (September 2020)
  • PPP Program Update
    CFMA Construction Financial Management Association (Oregon Chapter, September 2020)
  • Recipe to Maintain Profitability in a World with Uncertain Revenues
    Moss Adams & Expense Reduction Analysts (July 2020)
  • Top Line Opportunities
    Moss Adams & Revenue Management Solutions (July 2020)
  • The Latest in PPP & Reducing Utilities Costs
    (Moss Adams & GridPoint, June 2020)
  • Financial Recovery and Re-Emergence After COVID
    (Restaurant Recovery Summit, May 2020)
  • Payroll Protection Program
    (Moss Adams & International Franchise Associations – CFO Roundtable , April 2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Advisory committee member, Firefly Autism
  • Member, National Association of Corporate Directors


  • BS, mechanical engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • MBA , concentration in finance, strategy, real estate, international business, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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