Mike English has over 30 years’ experience working in diverse industries including data security and encryption software, telecommunications, and heavy industrial electric motors and controls. Ten of those years were with a leading software as a service (SAAS) public encryption company where he served as controller and CFO. Under Mike’s leadership, the company drastically improved earnings and cash flow while reducing the company’s risk profile and improving compliance. They achieved best in class public company audit committee ISS governance ratings. As a Vice President of Finance and Controller in the telecommunications and heavy industrial electric motors and controls industries, Mike managed large groups including director level direct reports in multi-locations, both domestic and international (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy and Israel). In addition to accounting and reporting responsibilities, a major part of his role included implementing and integrating enterprise wide software (SAP) across several manufacturing divisions. Over a career that spans auditing, controllership, financial systems and senior executive financial management, Mike’s experience reaches across technical accounting, financial reporting and disclosure controls, risk avoidance, multi-location, SEC reporting, public company corporate governance, equity compensation, manufacturing cost accounting and includes HR and benefits, IT, facilities management and strategy. Mike earned a BA in English with a concentration in business from John Carroll University and an MS in Accountancy from DePaul University. He is a CPA and is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s.