Mike Platt, managing principal of The Platt Group, has been working with firms since 1985. As a past executive of two accounting firm associations and co-founder of AccountingWEB.com, Mike has helped large local and regional firms across North America grow and thrive. Mike continues to bring fresh ideas, approaches and information to firms across the globe. A frequent speaker, Mike specializes in benchmarking trends and analysis, and dispute resolution services. Mike’s 30-plus years of hands-on experience and interaction with firms gives him a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t inside firms.
Mike’s interest in working with the accounting profession has been fueled by his desire to help professionals reach their potential. “My goal is to help others see things differently, motivate them to do things differently, and provide ideas of how others like them have successfully overcome the obstacles that are common in professionals’ lives,” Mike says.
In addition to sharing the dual passion of skiing and relaxing at the pool with Kelly, he is a genealogy enthusiast and has recently become involved with the Indy Honor Flight program, interviewing World War II veterans to help preserve their stories and helping to raise money to send them to Washington, D.C. for a day to visit their memorial. One of Mike’s proudest accomplishments was working with the agricultural community in Indiana to provide over 2 million meals to the Feeding America network of food banks in the state.