Mike works with companies to evolve strategy and achieve outcomes by improving processes and developing the teams that support them. He works with all levels of leaders and teams to connect strategy to the underpinning metrics and management system that ensure success from the front line to the C-suite. Mike applies Lean principles to develop strategy, improve processes, and make better use of the latent talent we have in our staff, so that we can focus more effectively on work that makes a difference for the customer.
Mike has over 15 years of leadership experience, most recently as Executive Director of Finance at Group Health. Mike also has over 10 years of experience bringing Lean principles to life in department and organizational processes and culture. While at Group Health, he led the Lean transformation of his own department, evolved the role of the department to meet the changing needs of a Lean organization, and co-led the Lean transformation of the Financial Planning and Budgeting process across the enterprise. He is an experienced finance executive with a passion for bringing people and financial data together to improve organizational results. As a department leader Mike has inspired and engaged staff, resulting in improvements to department culture and outcomes.
Mike is a featured speaker at conferences including the Lean Accounting Summit, Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, and Beyond Budgeting Conferences. He has studied Strategy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) with Pascal Dennis (Lean Enterprise Institute faculty and author of “Getting the Right Things Done; A Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution”) and Lean Accounting with Brian Maskell. He is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and holds the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) designation. Mike holds a Master of Science in Finance from Seattle University, Master of Arts from Indiana University and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester. Mike serves on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra; he lives in Federal Way with his wife and teenage twins and enjoys music, hiking and tennis.
Mike’s consulting experience has included engagements on financial management and analytical process improvement, revenue cycle improvement, customer-focused process improvement and strategy deployment.