Mike Garofalo is Chief Financial Officer for Daugherty Business Solutions, joining the company in its early stages in 1989 as the first accounting/financial employee of the organization. Mike is responsible for direction and oversight for all aspects of the company’s financial/accounting operations, internal IT infrastructure, contracts review, legal liaison and benefits/risk management. Mike manages external relationships with the company’s bank, legal counsel and insurance brokers for property and casualty coverage and health and benefit plans.
Mike’s career began in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. in St. Louis. Mike’s background was primarily working in the small business practice division, allowing exposure to both audit and tax for clients such as Rawlings Sporting Goods, Famous-Barr (a division of May Co.), and Cencom Cable (a predecessor of Charter Communications). After public accounting, he worked as a controller for a local textile company prior to joining Daugherty Business Solutions. Mike received his BS in accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He earned his CPA certificate shortly after graduation. Mike’s hobbies include hunting and being an active Mizzou alumnus.