Member Highlight: Michael Poveda

Meet Michael Poveda: He has 20+ years of experience providing assurance, accounting and risk management consulting services to clients in a variety of industries.

Mike is an Albany-based partner at professional services firm, UHY LLP, as a client service professional and business advisor. He has served clients ranging in size from successful start-ups to the dynamic middle-market to multinational Fortune 500 companies. He advises clients on structured transactions, including strategic investments, business acquisitions and financing arrangements. He’s a CPA and CFA with extensive experience assisting clients with strategic planning, complex financial reporting matters, performance improvement and internal controls.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an advisor? Mike’s profession is “dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Each day presents new opportunities; I get to collaborate with many different people and organizations, and I work closely with clients and my teams to solve complex problems.  I am continuously learning while at the same time teaching others. It is extremely rewarding when my work positively impacts my clients, teams, and the communities we serve.”

As a pastime, Mike enjoys watching and playing sports with his family: his wife, and four children (19,17,14,12). Their favorite teams to watch are the Nationals and 49ers. “With the time I have left, I enjoy relaxing to classical music and perhaps sitting at the piano to play a piece or two.”

As a passion, Mike spends time on the development of our future leaders. “I volunteer on boards committed to this cause including Junior Achievement, Positive Coaching Alliance and Advisory Boards at the University at Albany and Siena College.”

Mike is Upstate Capital’s newest member and finds the alignment of our mission and UHY’s mission to be very collaborative as we both strive to support business growth in Upstate New York. “UHY has been serving New York’s Capital Region for more than 50 years and we continue to grow our presence in Upstate NY.  We are dedicated to serving the startup community and middle-market through a comprehensive array of audit, tax, and consulting services, including a fast-growing private equity, transaction services, and accounting services practices,” says Mike. 

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