Board of Advisors Member
Mike Bress has over 30 years of experience building and leading high-performing accounting, financial, and operational teams. In recent years, he has operated as a fractional CFO/COO with a practice focused on venture- and private equity-backed companies in health care, financial services, asset management, software/hardware, B2B services, consumer products, and renewable energy. Prior to that, as CFO and/or COO for organizations ranging from tech-related start-ups to multi-billion-dollar asset management companies (including a stint as “CFO” of a US Navy submarine), he has encountered and solved most accounting, financial, technology, operational, and staff-related problems. As a financial strategist and consultant, Mike has helped over 100 clients across multiple industries maximize value through in-depth financial analysis, execution of complex transactions, and business process reengineering.
Mike has a degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Georgetown University. When he’s not wrangling data and Excel spreadsheets, Mike can be found with his wife, kids, grandkids, and friends hiking the heights of Colorado, biking along the lakes of Wisconsin, exploring new cities and countries, or relaxing by (or below the surface of) the ocean. And, of course, with all his spare time, he started and helps run a non-profit animal rescue that adopts and fosters dogs, cats, horses, and other hooved animals.