Michael Foster is a highly experienced finance executive with over twenty years of experience in permanent and interim financial leadership positions, including CFO, treasurer, and corporate development for large multinational companies across numerous industries.
As an interim officer, Mr. Foster provides immediate leadership and stability and has led finance, accounting, purchasing, and IT teams to identify cash management process and governance improvements driving consistency and improving cash flows. He manages, assesses, and modifies personnel and software resources as necessary and builds consensus across the purchasing and paying areas of the organization.
Mr. Foster is experienced in developing and implementing omnichannel forecasting, reporting, and controls within finance organizations with multi-site operations across the globe, including financial analysis, management reporting, cash forecasting, resource optimization, and coordination in both distressed and growth-oriented situations. Mr. Foster is an expert at identifying, developing, and implementing strategic and operational change, including refinement of business plans and rationalization of operational footprints to address changing market and industry conditions. He has experience across a range of industries, including brick-and-mortar and ecommerce retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, telecommunications, medical devices, and healthcare services.
Before joining BRG, Mr. Foster was the treasurer of Sports Authority. He served previously in various financial leadership roles in retail, manufacturing, and investment banking.
2013 – 2017
2009 – 2013
2005 – 2009
2000 – 2005
Areas of Expertise
University of Virginia
BS, Commerce, 1996