Mikel B. Harding

Managing Director and CFO
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Mikel Harding CapitalWorks Private Equity Cleveland

Mike Harding’s responsibilities include maintaining relationships with investors and financial intermediaries, sourcing and executing transaction opportunities and stewarding portfolio investments. As the firm’s CFO, he works closely with the firm’s controller to manage the financial oversight of CapitalWorks and their funds and assists with accounting and overall tax planning strategies.

Board participation

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Career

Prior to joining CapitalWorks in 2012, Mike was a partner at Cohen & Company, a regional CPA firm based in Cleveland. During his twenty years in public accounting, he spent time in both the accounting and tax departments where he focused on advising entrepreneurial companies on a wide range of issues, including accounting systems, internal controls, inventory costing, buy-sell agreements, business succession, strategic planning, and tax planning.

In 2005, he helped form the firm’s investment banking group which provided lower middle market companies with expertise in capital market transactions in the areas of merger and acquisitions, sell-side representation and divestitures, buy-side due diligence, management buy-outs, capital raising and financial restructuring.

Education

Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified in Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA). Mike graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s of Science in accountancy.

Outside interests and community involvement

Mike is a member of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, the Association for Corporate Growth, is a past president of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and is the chair of the finance council for The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. Mike enjoys traveling, golfing and skiing with his wife and three children.

Mikel Harding CapitalWorks Private Equity Cleveland

Mike Harding’s responsibilities include maintaining relationships with investors and financial intermediaries, sourcing and executing transaction opportunities and stewarding portfolio investments. As the firm’s CFO, he works closely with the firm’s controller to manage the financial oversight of CapitalWorks and their funds and assists with accounting and overall tax planning strategies.

Board Participation

  • Essco
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