Mike Sanders has over 13 years of experience in accounting and financial management and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting, as well as an MBA from the University of Florida. He began his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Orlando, FL. In this role, he was involved in the audits of a number of public and non-public entities across a variety of industries, including hospitality, entertainment, real estate, healthcare, and construction. Mike obtained his CPA license while at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mike began his career in private industry by joining the Leadership Development Program of a Fortune 250 Transportation/Logistics company in Jacksonville, Florida. After his completion of the program, he held several financial management positions at the company. Mike then went on to take a financial leadership position at a publicly traded multi-unit restaurant company located in Orlando, FL. In this role, he was responsible for presenting monthly performance to the executive management team and was charged with the financial governance of the company including reporting, budgeting and strategic planning and analysis. From this experience Mike brings knowledge of retail restaurant operations as well as executive level skills for managing against expected results for cash flow and profit performance.
Mike then went on to another leadership role at a large privately held multi-unit alcohol beverage retail company in Orlando, Florida, where he managed various financial planning and analysis, reporting, and strategic initiatives for the company. From this experience Mike brings knowledge of the retail alcohol beverage industry as well as executive level skills for managing key performance indicators and profit performance.
In his roles, Mike has worked closely with senior leaders as a strategic thought partner, helping companies achieve both their short and long-term financial and strategic goals.