Michael joins Savills from The Chaladoff Group, a CFO provider which he founded in 2009. As contract deputy CFO, Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, human resources, and business management/advisory to the firm.
Over his career, Michael has successfully built and led high-performing teams in a variety of industries including technology, entertainment, and financial services. In addition to his strong executive management background, he has served on the board of directors of several technology firms and has successfully completed both private and venture capital funding rounds. Michael is a strong proponent of utilizing business process management methodologies to build world-class finance departments and functionality. This approach seeks to optimize business processes that enable organizations to become more effective by leveraging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technologies.
Michael served as a senior finance manager for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, for over six years. He has also served as CFO for several technology startups, completing a variety of funding rounds including venture capital, angel financing, convertible debt and a rights offering. He went on to serve in the office of the chairman of NYFIX, where he was named to the board of directors for Madrid-based EuroLink Network. He also served as CFO for Root Markets, an onlineexchange founded by mortgage pioneer Lewis Ranieri. Michael began his career in the entertainment industry as the director of FP&A for both Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers. He next rose through the ranks to become CFO of the financial advisory firm Avatar Investors Associates for seven-plus years.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Michael serves on the board of directors of The Mill Hollow Heritage Association, a nonprofit organization in East Alstead, NH.
Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
- Rochester Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
- Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)
- Financial Services
- Professional Services