Sedona, AZ CFO
35 Years of Experience
Mike has over 45 years of experience in corporate and municipal finance. He has a proven 18 year CFO record in corporate business finance and accounting. He was a member of the corporate executive committee responsible for policy matters, strategic planning and direction of the multi-company $500 million plus manufacturing organization (excluding intercompany sales). Primary corporate responsibilities include treasury and cash management, financial reporting, bank relations, information systems, legal affairs, compliance and risk management, budgets and cost accounting, treasury, human resources, and liaison with outside CPA's for tax and audit matters. Indirect responsibility for transportation. Involved with a team of senior management executives in merger, start-up, divestiture and acquisition situations.
Mike also has over 15 years of experience in municipal finance as a financial advisor to various municipal entities. This has included managing a firm office in Lansing, MI responsible for financing of major municipal capital projects (up to $250 million plus of bond financing). Worked with entities on structured cash flow analysis and investments for both operational control and capital project funds. He also worked with municipal and private utilities in rate setting, cost of service analysis, impact studies and provided expert testimony.
Mike's early career included nearly 13 years of experience in the transportation industry working for a railroad (one of 7 railroads owned by U.S. Steel at the time). Mike held various positions in information systems and accounting ranging from Management Trainee to Manager of Stations and Customer accounting. During this time Mike had the opportunity to design and implement several automated accounting, audit and billing/receivable systems. He also participated in an American Association of Railroads committee to facilitate joint projects between US and Canadian railroads.
Recently relocated from the Midwest to Arizona, Mike resides with his wife Jean in Sedona. They have two daughters and nine grandchildren.
Currently on the Board of Directors for Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) and Treasurer and serves on the Yavapai County Industrial Development Authority.
Mike is active in Rotary International and currently a board member of the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks, twice past president of the Lansing/DeWitt Sunrise Rotary Club, past Assistant Governor for District 6360 and currently a facilitator for the Rotary Leadership Institute in Arizona. Also on the Board of Directory for the Verde Valley Imagination Library. He is a member of Sedona 30 and serves as their Treasurer. Mike is active in the Sedona United Methodist Church on the Finance Team and heads the Stewardship Team.
Mike is a seasoned financial advisor with a passion to help you create value for your company. He will carefully analyze your business strategies and offer opportunities for improvement. He will be a trusted advisor with the highest degree of integrity and ethics that partners with the CEO and management to accomplish their organizational mission. With his diversified experience he is uniquely capable of providing business owners with the financial expertise to help improve cash, profits and company value.
Mike is excited to be a partner in B2B CFO®. The firm's core values of honesty, integrity and objectivity are the foundation of the relationship with our clients. The collective experience of the approximately 220 B2B CFO® partners provides a unique resource and is an invaluable asset for the firm's clients.
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About Michael Givler
Purdue University - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (Economics) Northern Illinois University - Master of Science in Business Administration (Management)
Certificates & Licenses:
CPA - licensed in Indiana and Michigan (Inactive in Illinois) CGMA
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants Michigan Association of Certified Public Accounts Indiana CPA Society Rotary International/Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks