Michael Stowell, MAFMSenior Vice President for Finance
Senior Leadership Council
Unit: Executive Leadership Council, Senior Leadership Council
Location: Tigerville, SC
Teaching & Education
- B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
- M.B.A., Arizona State University
- M.A.F.M., Keller Graduate School of Business
My experiences include serving in a thirty-year career spanning engineering, consulting, and financial management. I worked for eight years in engineering. At Andersen Consulting I developed business processes for companies such as Exxon and Dow Chemical. Privileged to lead the team developing knowledge capital pertaining to how business processes would change during the early eCommerce environment. Launched venture capital business with three Christian businessmen. Served as CFO in the software and biotech industry. Employed with Arizona Christian University. Served as a consultant with CFO Colleague, a financial and operational advisory firm specializing in higher education.
After spending the first 8 years of my career in engineering, I began to take the engineering principles and apply them to the business operations field. I was fortunate to work for Andersen Consulting, where my primary role was to take strategic concepts and developing the business processes needed to realize the goals of these initiatives for companies including Exxon and Dow Chemical. In the nascent days of eCommerce, I led a team that developed knowledge capital pertaining to how business processes would change in the impending eCommerce environment. I spent the next year traveling the globe and teaching this material to our professionals. I was then invited to join 3 other Christian businessmen in launching a venture capital business. It was at this time that I began to realize that God had gifted me in the area of finance. Eventually, this led to CFO roles with early-stage companies in the software and biotech industries, along with the pursuit of a CPA certification.
When Arizona Christian University asked me to help them, I experienced using the gifts and capabilities that God had given me in an explicitly Christian environment. Having gained a fresh sense of God’s purpose in my life, I continued providing financial leadership to Christian universities as a consultant with CFO Colleague. Then I received a request to come to North Greenville. Instantly this assignment felt different and quickly it developed into a permanent position. I look forward to serving alongside all those in the NGU community as we prepare leaders for church and society.