After graduating from the University of Utah, Mike began his professional career as a CPA with Deloitte. He worked in the Salt Lake City office for 10 years and attained the level of senior manager. While there, Mike specialized in banking, state and local government, and hospitals.
After leaving Deloitte, he worked in the private industry as a controller, CFO, and Director of Finance in various companies including the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Boart Longyear, and Central Logic. Mike developed many skills, chief among them being a problem solver. He was asked to head a number of process improvement teams during his time in the private industry.
In 2016, Mike changed his focus to the Retirement Preparation industry and focuses on pension plans. Mike has assisted numerous clients to establish pension plans that provided both a tax deduction and a sizable retirement benefit for the owners of the companies.