Mike is the Market Assurance Leader for San Francisco. Mike is also a partner in Transaction Services, Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory specializing in helping clients execute IPO’s and divestiture transactions. Mike assists audit and non audit clients in all divestiture transactions, including sales to strategic or financial buyers, spin-offs and IPO’s. He has served clients primarily in Technology sectors, including the computers and networking, software and semiconductor sectors. Mike’s transaction experience includes leading and executing large and medium-sized divestiture transactions which include technical transaction accounting, carve out accounting, regulatory and filing requirements and external audit assistance. Mike has executed all types of divestiture transactions including spin-offs, IPO’s, sales to private equity and sales to corporate buyers. He has extensive experience managing the risks and complexities inherent with each divestiture strategy. Mike has also worked on sell-side due diligence transactions and post sale purchase price dispute engagements. Mike earned a B.S. in accounting from New York University and is a C.P.A. in both California and New York. Mike has been with PwC for over 25 years and has worked in the Chicago, New York and San Francisco offices of PwC. Mike also has extensive international client service experience. Mike serves on the boards of United Way of the Bay Area and Project Open Hand.