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Michael L. Host, Co-Chair/CFO

Mr. Host is a senior financial executive who has served as a value-adding partner to chief executive officers and other top management in a variety of industries including manufacturing and distribution, business services, financial services and retailing. He has strong problem-solving, business and leadership skills coupled with a sound technical background and an ability to learn quickly have enabled this individual to drive change in profitability improvement, strategic direction, organizational staffing and control and the upgrading of financial department and information technology functionality. He is well credentialed with an MBA degree, CPA status and “Big 5” public accounting experience.

Mr. Host was brought into CIB as a partner in 2001 to direct and manage the expanding accounting and finance needs. His experience as Vice President of Finance for an insurance company as well as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of a major national insurance brokerage made him the ideal partner for CIB.

Mr. Host has an MBA from Northwestern University, his CPA designation from the state of Illinois, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.