Michael Goldman specializes in matters relating to insolvency, valuation, and forensic accounting. He has had numerous engagements representing creditors, debtors, and equity and uses his experience with each of those perspectives to optimize the results in his cases. He has been qualified in both state and federal court as an expert witness and has served as a consulting expert numerous times in cases involving solvency, allegations of fraud, fairness, commercial damages, valuation issues, professional malpractice, and bankruptcy issues. His over fifteen years of consulting experience combined with fourteen years of in-company experience as a senior executive give him a unique perspective in his client assignments.
Mr. Goldman’s industry experience includes a number of executive positions: Chief Financial Officer for a $100 million retail company; Controller for a $550 million retail company; V. P. of Finance and Controller for a $550 million retail company; and Controller for a $50 million wholesale distributor. This in-company experience developed his expertise in productivity enhancement, systems improvement, expense control and reduction, cash management, and crisis management. He has extensive experience in modeling operational changes; developing accurate forecasts and budgets; and improving both the timing and accuracy of internal reporting.
Mr. Goldman is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and is certified in Financial Forensics. He is an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management teaching a course on Entrepreneurship. His academic degrees include a Master of Management in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He maintains professional affiliations with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society; the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts; the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the Turnaround Management Association; and the American Bankruptcy Institute.