Michael is a Teaching Assistant with the Accounting & Management Unit at Harvard Business School in Boston. He received his doctorate in business administration from the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School in England and an M.B.A. from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management. He also holds a Certified Public Accountant license in North Dakota and is a member of AICPA.
Michael’s primary research focuses on the use and pricing of accounting information in capital markets. Specifically, he investigates how accounting based distress risk predictors are anticipated and priced by the market. His research agenda also explores the relationship between financial distress risk and corporate governance issues in the U.S. and internationally.
At HBS, Michael currently serves as Teaching Assistant for the Financial Reporting and Control class. He is interested in teaching all areas of accounting, in particular financial accounting and financial statement analysis.
Prior to his academic career, Michael has gained some extensive professional and senior management experience in the field of finance, accounting and control. He has worked as CFO with Neurotune AG, a drug development company in Switzerland, and prior to that he was the European Controller Biolife with Baxter Healthcare. Before joining Baxter, Michael was the Financial Controller with Energis Carrier Services Europe, a wholesale telecom provider, and prior to that he worked as a Senior Public Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their trade and industry sector. Michael started his career with AT&T Corp. where he held numerous finance positions including Senior Corporate Auditor for the EMEA region based in London, UK.