Michael Romano, CPA
Partner, Finance & Accounting Outsourcing
RSM US LLP
Michael Romano is a Partner and co-leader of the Life Sciences Industry practice group for RSM in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Michael has over 25 years of diverse experience in both the life sciences industry and as an audit, tax, and business consultant; having started his career with a Big Four accounting firm. Michael brings over sixteen years of diverse experience specific to the life sciences industry. In this capacity, Michael has experience in general management, financial management, M&A, and global operations. He has orchestrated successful financial and operational turnarounds, restructured and reorganized businesses, and executed growth strategies.
During his sixteen years in the private industry sector, Michael gained in-depth experience in the pharmaceutical outsourcing sector where he was Vice President and General Manager of a global medical publisher offering health information products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device markets. He spent four years with a privately held, specialty medical communications company and five years with a clinical research and contract manufacturing organization. These roles served him well working for small to medium sized business in a rapid growth, entrepreneurial environment offering services to the pharmaceutical industry. Michael began his career in the auditing practice of Ernst & Young in Philadelphia.
Michael is a Partner in the Technology and Management Consulting practice at RSM. Michael serves his clients in a consulting capacity offering outsourced accounting and CFO advisory services to emerging growth and mid-market companies. In this capacity Michael assists clients with capital raises, financial and operational restructurings, establishing strategic direction and strong execution, and providing leadership and financial guidance to execute initiatives to grow their businesses.
• Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member – Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Member – Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group
• Board Member of the Life Sciences Collaborative, Board Member of a not-for-profit organization aiding children afflicted with central nervous system disorders and diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Advisory Board Member for the Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Classic
• Program Steering Committee member for The Pennsylvania Bio Association
• Bachelor of Science, Drexel University; Majored in Accounting with a dual major in Finance