Michael brings +20 years of FP&A experience to Stage 1 with an emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, and cash management. He has worked with CPG brands for almost 5 years as part of Stage 1 and previously with Public Traded Fortune 500 companies. Michael has a Finance Degree from Shippensburg University and in his free time enjoys running, bowling, and coaching his 2 daughters in all their sports.
I work with emerging fast-growing consumer brand owners looking to outsource Accounting, Finance & Business Intelligence, and Funding services to take their businesses to the next level. The start-up phase has unique challenges and I have built the best team to deliver the highest level of specialist services.
I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur and co-founder of two successful innovative businesses. In hindsight, it’s not surprising as I always pictured combining my career with adventure.
Partnering with my husband, Jeremy, we have developed a fully outsourced accounting and finance solution whose primary objective was to focus on young fast-growing consumer companies, and more importantly, their owners.
This means I understand the unique entrepreneurial mindset, have been through the process myself, and know the highs and lows that can come with the process.
Proud parents of four kids!
My first introduction to the world of Accounting and Finance began during a 4-year tour in the Navy. This experience instilled in me discipline and organization. Throughout the course of my career, I have lived in 2 countries, 4 states, and 7 cities allowing myself and my family to view the world through a fresh pair of eyes and helping us to understand and see the potential in the diversity of ideas.
My primary objective is to focus on young fast-growing companies, and more importantly their owners. Helping to make individuals successful in achieving their dreams is the founding principle on which Stage 1 Financial was created.
Adrian Rivers – Head of Sales Tax
Danielle Rebisz – Head of Client Onboarding
Larissa Cangialosi – Head of Accounting
Maria Repelin – Head of FP&A/BI
Kasey Champa – CFO
Toma Reinberga – Transaction Services Director
Johnny Gehris – CFO
Elena Minton – CFO
Lila Sharifian, MBA – CFO
Natalie Wilson – Finance Director
Lacy Nitzel – Account Manager
We are a talented team of over 100 employees spanning the entire United States and beyond. Growth is a part of our culture both for the business we help scale as well for its individual members.