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Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Mike is a Senior Director with more than a decade of finance, advisory, and transaction experience serving private equity-sponsored companies and Fortune 500 multinational clients. He specializes in developing and implementing strategy to enable the finance function to efficiently operate at scale.

Before joining Accordion, Mike was the Chief Financial Officer of Ocular Partners Inc., a private equity-backed healthcare platform in Chicago. Mike built the finance function by hiring and training a finance team and developed a strategy roadmap to implement financial tools and processes. He led the system selection process and implementation of a cloud-based ERP, treasury and payment platform, payroll system, and practice management system. Mike designed financial packages, managed debt covenants, and developed PowerBI dashboards with production KPIs. He built and presented financial updates to board members, sponsors, and creditors. He converted the company’s financial statements from cash basis to accrual basis and led the company through two independent financial statement audits, worked closely with sponsors on the acquisition of new companies, and performed pro-forma valuations, due diligence, and the financial integration of acquired practices.

Prior to Ocular Partners, Mike was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s treasury consulting practice. At EY, he helped clients across the manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, and automotive industries. He has significant international experience managing global teams and leading projects across Europe and Asia.

Mike graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with an M.B.A. and holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Miami University. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional.

“Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.” – Mike Ditka

Something You Should Know

  • Avid fly fisherman for trout
  • Completed engagements in 13 countries including China, Japan, Singapore, and Russia


  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in Illinois
  • Certified Treasury Professional