Chairman of the Board
Mr. Anderson’s twenty-seven year career as a financial executive includes experience in several industries, including high-technology, biotechnology, media and professional services. Mike currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer James Farrell & Co., a Seattle based, privately owned supplier of food and feed ingredients to customers around the world. He was the founder and Managing Partner for Level 7 Partners LLC, a management consulting firm to high-growth companies in the Pacific Northwest. His prior experience also includes serving as a CFO partner with Tatum LLC, an executive services firm serving 34 cities nationally. Previous to Tatum, Anderson served as the CFO practice leader and partner for The SAGE Group LLC, a regional consulting group that orchestrated strategic clarity and M&A transactions for privately-held family businesses. Leading up to these professional services roles, Anderson was the Sr. Vice President and CFO for a venture-backed company in the biotechnology sector, with a focus on equity financings. He acquired significant global M&A experience as a divisional CFO with Getty Images, which required follow-on operational alignment and leadership development. In the first 14 years of his career, he held numerous financial management positions of increasing responsibility with biotechnology companies in the Bay Area. His career began as an auditor and tax professional for KMPG in the Silicon Valley, CA office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from Biola University. He also serves on for-profit and non-profit boards.
Anderson married his college sweetheart, Stephanie, and they’ve recently celebrated their 28th anniversary. They have two children Kevin (23) and Laura (21) and reside in Sammamish, WA. When not working, Mike enjoys activities with family, reading, long-distance running, boating and snow skiing.