Michael Hudson is a senior, accomplished, successful, financial executive with 40 years experience with entrepreneurial, emerging businesses. He has proven expertise in entrepreneurial successes, implementing effective, proactive financial strategies which optimize operational performance, effective team collaboration, and integrating financial leadership into a successful management team focused on improving profitability, streamlining operations, and deploying best practices. He is a supportive, visionary organization builder who creates and implements total business solutions which break through organizational obstacles to successfully move the organization forward to increased profitability through increased efficiencies and effectiveness of operations. Easily draws out the best of those he works with and supports by implementing energizing managerial approaches, which enhance top performance.
Michael has proven, successful and experienced financial officer with entrepreneurial high growth companies serving as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Director, Chief Administrative Officer and Member, Board of Directors, for emerging high growth firms. Industries for which Mr. Hudson has served in a financial management positions: media, real estate, consulting, cable, construction, engineering, manufacturing, oil and gas and hi-tech.
He has demonstrated expertise designing, and implementing, proactive financial modeling, process improvements, short and long term budgeting, planning with cash flow management and controls, financial management tools that maximize growth and profitability; example: while serving as Chief Financial Officer for a company, revenues grew from $6 million to $33 million in three years, company was subsequently acquired. Demonstrated success at transitioning companies from unsophisticated accounting systems to appropriate sophisticated accounting systems, i.e., Oracle, Deltek, Petroware.
Michael contributed financial management expertise in the acquisition of critical funding and successfully negotiating financial agreements; including acquisition of capital funding for emerging companies through Angel Funding, Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) funding, funding through reverse mergers, sale of assets to public companies, and creative funding approaches, such as, Industrial Development Bond funding.
Michael has an MBA, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, specializing in accounting, marketing and finance; a BA, Economics, University of Cincinnati; passed CPA exam and worked as a Staff Accountant for Deloitte and Touche, LLP, Certified Public Accountants. He is also a retired, Commander, U S Navy, Top Secret Clearance.