Michael Foster is a Director in BRG Corporate Finance with over twenty years of experience. He has significant experience in permanent financial positions, including divisional CFO, treasurer, and vice president of finance for a variety of corporations. He has served as treasurer of a $2.5 billion sporting goods retailer, CFO for a high-growth $200 million division of a leading sporting goods retailer, executive director of a global diversified manufacturing company, interim treasurer of a $10+ billion consumer electronics retailer, and VP of a global investment banking firm.
Mr. Foster is experienced in developing and implementing omnichannel forecasting, reporting, and controls within finance organizations with multi-site operations around the world, including financial analysis, management reporting, cash forecasting, resource optimization, and coordination in both distressed and growth-oriented situations. He 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. His experience is across a range of industries, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail, global consumer goods manufacturing, telecommunications, medical devices, healthcare services, and supply chain management.
Mr. Foster has developed highly detailed weekly, monthly, and quarterly cash-flow forecast models and store models to assist management in determining optimum store footprint and e-commerce fulfillment strategies. He has also provided liquidity and capital structure assessment, debt and equity restructuring advice, and identification of reorganization alternatives.
University of Virginia
BS, Commerce, 1996
2013 - 2017
2009 - 2013
2005 - 2009
2000 - 2005
News & Insights
- BRG Retail white paperMarch 22, 2018