Mike McCraw, Managing Director of Founders Consumer Practice, is an experienced financial and business consultant and has over 25 years’ experience serving clients in the areas of financial management, financial restructuring, business consulting, exit advisory and mergers & acquisitions. Mike is passionate about aligning his client’s business pursuits and ambitions with their personal life goals. He likes to start every new client engagement listening first then serving toward the client’s desired finish line.
Prior to joining Founders, Mike led the Outsourced Services Practice Group at Warren Averett, one of the largest CPA firms in the Southeast. Before Warren Averett, Mike served as managing principal of the Birmingham office of a regional CPA firm he co-founded. At both places, Mike helped clients navigate through the challenges of managing and sustaining growth while increasing enterprise value.
Additionally, Mike has served as Vice President/CFO and COO of a construction company, CFO for a manufacturing company, as well as a corporate accountant and controller for two hospitals.
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mike received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Troy University, where he was quarterback on a National Championship team. He holds Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.
Outside the office, Mike has a passion for investing in young people by coaching youth sports. He is past Treasurer of Shades Mountain Park and the Alabama Chapter of Arthritis Foundation, and past Chair of the Finance Committee for Hunter Street Baptist Church. Mike is an active member of Church of the Highlands and resides in Hoover with his two children, Erin and Slade and golden retriever, Molly.