Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mick joined the Navy in 1970 after graduating with a BS in Chemistry. As a Naval Flight Officer, he earned his daily bread by being shot off an aircraft carrier once or twice a day for about five years. After the Navy, he went to Harvard Business School, got an MBA and started a career in Big Oil, mostly in the petrochemical divisions of large, integrated oil companies, since, as a chemistry major, he knew how to spell “ethylene.” In 1985, he started a system integration business that set the template for the better part of the next 15 years of his career. Mick has followed a path where he has been a Controller or Chief Financial Officer of several small companies, many of them start-ups, and all of them in technology businesses. In the early 1990’s, Mick became a CPA as part of his mid-life crisis. One of the startups, for which Mick was a co-founder, was a Houston-based software company that went public in 1999 (Mission Critical Software.)
Mick jointly founded Accountable Aging, Inc. with his wife, Mary, in 2002. In addition to their professional expertise, Mary and Mick have met the challenge of making difficult decisions on behalf of elder and disabled members of their own families. They bring compassion, commitment, and a highly personal understanding of the real concerns families must address to ensure the family’s medical, financial, residential, emotional and physical well-being.
To continue his professional education, Mick recently completed the American Institute of Financial Gerontology’s Registered Financial GerontologistTM program. This program is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Aging and the Department of Gerontology at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.