Michael (Mike) T. Allen

CPA, MBA | Principal-in-Charge of Phoenix Office

Years

Total Experience

Years

With REDW

Specializing In:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Financial & Operations Management

 

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Education:

Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University

Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Meet Mike

With a long and successful career focused on strategic planning, organizational development, and financial and operations management, Mike works to support his clients’ success by the direct expansion of their core business activities and products, and by the proactive management of their operations and relationships.

Mike has particular expertise in organizational matters, on-site management assignments, capital formation, investor representation, financial integration, government negotiations and relations, and contract negotiations.

Besides serving as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, Mike is an experienced trainer on a wide range of topics, including technical subjects geared toward a particular industry or issue. He has also served as an independent moderator for team-building and strategic planning and decision-making meetings.

Prior to joining REDW as a Principal, Mike spent 15 years as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Member of RAM Holdings, LLC, which managed a tribally-owned casino in Louisiana. Mike exercised complete responsibility for all operational aspects of RAM Holdings, LLC, including fiscal matters, administrative duties, and financial planning and management.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Mike was a Partner and Director of Erickson Allen PC, CPAs, a closely held public accounting firm that he helped grow from a start-up operation to a multi-million dollar business, ranked as one of largest in Albuquerque.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA), where he serves on the Treasurer’s Financial Literacy Task Force and as an AICPA Council representative. In 2019 he was also elected to the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Private Company Practice Section (PCPS), which guides programs to help improve the quality of services and operating success of PCPS member firms. Mike has previously served as ASCPA Board Chair, as Secretary/Treasurer, on the Association’s Nominating, Executive and Investment Committees, and on its Foundation Board. 

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Mike has been a frequent guest lecturer for the Falmouth Institute on topics related to accounting and business management. He also initiated, planned and led several off-site strategic planning meetings for the Tribal Council of a tribally-owned casino in Louisiana, in addition to presenting annual reviews to Louisiana's entire Native American community.

Community Involvement

Mike has served on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation – Albuquerque, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New Futures School for parenting teens. He is also a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Albuquerque.

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