Michael A. Golden is a professional manager and consultant, widely experienced with financial, strategic, organizational and operational matters in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Michael currently serves as Vice President of SES Advisors, designing and funding corporate transactions that result in substantial employee ownership under professional management. Prior to rejoining SES, Michael was Chief Financial Officer of a technology & public policy company focused on poverty alleviation through technology, interim Director of Finance of a private cancer foundation and consulted on a variety of strategic management and organizational issues. He served as an officer at Shorebank, a Chicago-based community development bank with a national reputation as the first Community Development Financial Institution, managing strategic financial, marketing and operational projects, including implementing a platform for substantial multi-state growth. He began his career in community work in public policy issues such as access to health care, tax policy and economic development.
Michael has founded several non-profit organizations, including the Hiway Theatre, locally, and developed functional, long-lasting entities to pursue economic development, social enterprise, public policy, housing, jobs, and health care. In the public sector, Michael has served as an elected Borough Councilor since 1999. He has also served in various appointed positions for local and county government, including the Montgomery County Commissioners’ Blue Ribbon Task Force on Strategic Economic Development and the County Climate Change Advisory Board. Michael has an MBA from the Yale School of Management where he was awarded a US Department of Education Patricia Roberts Harris Public Service Fellowship, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Wesleyan University (CT).