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Business & Service Line Developer

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
October 06, 2016

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Michael Corcoran, CPA

Milton, GA ***** • Mobile 770-***-**** •


Fortune 500 company officer, Big 4 Partner, CEO and Board of Director experience providing business advisory and assurance services to global companies. Leading-edge use of business solution technology to bring proactive insights into business process improvement. M&A advisory services on over 20 major acquisitions and dispositions.


Founded a southeast business advisory firm in 2008 to help companies create and preserve value through the use of enhanced technology, knowledge management and process improvement.

For a Big 4 firm, increased southeast business advisory revenues to $57 million or 375% over a 3 year period. Accomplished by developing new solutions, engaging partners and business developers and attracting talent to the practice. For a Big 4 firm, started a business advisory practice in Metro NY covering all industries.

Founded an east coast business advisory firm in 2001, raised capital, grew business and sold/merged it with our national strategic partner after 3 years.

As a Financial Officer, aligned Fortune 500 internal audit programs around strategic and operational risks to improve relevance and effectiveness at Altria, Kraft Foods, Union Camp Corporation and Bush Boake Allen. Provided M&A services on over 20 acquisitions and dispositions.


GVP Partners LLC, Atlanta, GA 2008 – Present

My firm specializing in business advisory and assurance services.


GVP Partners provides business process improvement services to companies in a wide variety of industries. Our focus is identifying areas that require change and jointly developing solutions to seize opportunities, improve the bottom line and reduce risk.

Key highlights

For a $2 billion, global cloud and on-premise software solutions for small and medium size businesses. Developed and implemented a new enterprise risk and compliance program to help create and preserve stakeholder value consistent with new regulatory and stock exchange listing requirements in the UK. Established the framework, policies and procedures and installed global and regional committees to oversee on-going operations. Recognized by a Big 4 firm as world class approach to requirements.

For an $800 million, global diversified, expert services firm. At the request of the EVP Senior Legal Counsel, served as independent Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for 4 major OCC and FRB consent decree "mortgage look-back" engagements that engaged over 400 professionals.

For a $5 billion, global consulting firm specializing in business process outsourcing, consulted on the development of a governance, risk and compliance service line as the firm looked to start up a diversified consulting practice.

For several small to mid-sized businesses, provide financial, operational and technology business process improvement services favorably impacting operating results and the bottom line.

Deloitte & Touche LLP, Atlanta, GA 2005 – 2008

A global provider of audit, consulting, risk management and tax services.


Led the southeastern region (Baltimore to Miami) encompassing 20 partners and $57M in revenues. Provided business advisory services to a wide range of industries, including banking, healthcare, life sciences, asset management and higher education.

Key highlights

Increased business for this region from $18M to $57M in just three years.

Key developer of risk intelligence branding, methodology and tools for global service delivery.

Led business services at HealthSouth, Invesco, Talecris Biotherapeutics, Morehouse School of Medicine and Goodrich.

Harbor View Partners LLC/CBIZ, Stamford, CT 2001 – 2005

National firm providing business and risk advisory services to both public and private corporations.


As founder, directed the concept-to-start up process, as well as, all marketing and business development initiatives.

Key highlights

Developed strategic and operational plans, leading to successful raise of initial funding.

Recruited senior management team, and developed sales, marketing and operations programs.

Provided business advisory services to companies that include Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Jacuzzi Brands, TEREX, Dun & Bradstreet, Interpublic Group of Companies, Fannie Mae, Commerce Bank and Avaya.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York, NY 1997 – 2001

A global firm focused on providing professional services in the fields of audit, business advisory and tax services.


Developed the business advisory service practice for a wide variety of industries. Developed overall strategic and operational plans for metro New York region. Led the marketing, selling and service delivery activities.

Key highlights

Successfully launched and developed a large business advisory practice for the metro New York region.

Led services for industry notables such as ITT Industries, IKON, Unisource Worldwide, TEREX, RH Donnelley and Acclaim Entertainment.

CORPORATE DIRECTOR, INTERNAL AUDIT, Union Camp Corporation, Wayne, NJ 1995 – 1997

As chief audit executive, recruited to re-engineer the internal audit department for this $5 billion global forest product business and their majority owned subsidiary, Bush Boake Allen. Provided counsel on risk management and internal control for senior and operations management and two Audit Committees. Established risk assessment methodology, increased focus to include operational and compliance audits along with fraud and financial reviews in accordance with COSO concepts.

AUDIT DIRECTOR, Philip Morris Companies Inc., New York, NY 1991 - 1995

Led business advisory services for corporate headquarters $60 billion, a $10 billion subsidiary and a capital corporation ($6 billion in assets). Responsible for overall department administration encompassing 150 professionals, 8 offices and $24 million budget. Supported General Auditor with senior management and Audit Committee communications. Identified significant process improvement opportunities in procurement, operations, sales and marketing. Supported the acquisition and disposition of over 20 companies including Duracell, Tupperware, Kitchen Aid, Premark International, CapriSun and Kraft Foodservice.

AUDIT MANAGER, Kraft Foods, Northbrook, IL 1983 - 1991

SENIOR AUDITOR, Arthur Andersen, Roseland, NJ 1980 - 1983


B.S. Accounting, Georgetown University, 1980

CPA, State of New Jersey (inactive) & State of Georgia (active)

Axion Power International Inc., Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chair

Professional Affiliations, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Georgia Society of CPAs

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