Founder and Principal
He has served as the CEO or CFO for several small to medium sized private equity backed or venture capital backed companies in the Denver area. Black Watch is focused on profitability and operational management to mid-market services companies, generally with revenue ranging from $10 million to $50 million, with as many as 200 employees. A typical client is founder-operated, at a time in the life-cycle of the company when growth has outpaced the ability of the founder to efficiently manage and consecutively develop the company, and operational inefficiencies are restraining the company from reaching objectives. Michael has served as a consultant to more than 250 individual businesses.
Michael Finch also worked in public accounting with the firms Arthur Andersen and KPMG, where he served as an Audit Manager. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, he was an investment consultant with Paine Webber, specializing in equity and derivatives trading.
He received a Master's Degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado. Michael is the former President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Together with his wife, Karey, he has helped raise millions of dollars to fund research into treatment and a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. He is an Advisory Board member for the Leadership Program of the Rockies, an active participant with the Belle Bonfils Blood Center, the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is training to be a helicopter pilot.
Michael T. Finch is the founder and principal of the Black Watch Group.