Mike has been with the Freeman Holdings Group since March 2013. He graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri with a degree in Business Administration. After college, Mike joined Arthur Andersen where he became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Kansas and Missouri and spent the first 9 years of his career in the Audit and Business Advisory section of the profession. In his last year at Arthur Andersen, he worked with the consulting group on a large Information Technology project at a Fortune 500 company in Kansas City.
Throughout Mike’s career, he has gravitated to the medium-sized, growth oriented companies and obtained a wealth of knowledge on process improvements, growth strategies, risk analysis and Information Technology system implementation. His audit clients at Arthur Andersen were primarily the small to medium entrepreneurial, growth-minded companies located within Kansas City. After Arthur Andersen, Mike was with various small to medium sized companies located within Kansas City providing Accounting and Administrative leadership roles and responsibilities. including Information Technology, Human Resources, and external relationships with Banks, Vendors and Customers. He has played an integral role in over a dozen acquisitions in his career where he has to strategically and successfully integrate business, accounting and administration processes and cultures of companies into a common goal.
Mike is also active in the community and holds or has held numerous positions outside of work, including Chair of his parish’s finance council; Board positions on Associations; former Treasurer for the Big XII Host Committee in Kansas City; and former President of the Mid-America Merchandising Association (regional industry group).