Michael (Mike) O’Connor is a Managing Director in True Partners Consulting’s Chicago office. Mike has over 35 years of U.S. and international experience in public accounting and a wide variety of industries, including his most recent position as Tax Director in the Merger and Acquisition Group at Grant Thornton, LLP in Chicago.
Prior to Grant Thornton, Mike held the Tax Director position at a multi-billion dollar global printing company. He previously was Global Director of Tax Accounting at a multi-national food service company and Senior Director of Tax at a large publically-held pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor.
Mike has extensive experience and deep technical expertise in areas such as Mergers and Acquisitions, which includes structuring and review of transactions for private equity and strategic buyers, for both corporations and pass-thru entities.
In addition to technical expertise, his major strengths include leadership and communication skills. He is actively involved in providing tax services within the areas of tax due diligence; tax compliance and planning related to partnerships, corporations, and closely held S-Corporations; ASC 740 (FAS 109/FIN 48); and audit defense.
Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Lewis University. He is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Illinois.