Michael P Hart

Senior Manager, Schneider Downs Business Restructuring

mhart@schneiderdowns.com | (412) 697-5368

Mike is a Senior Manager with Schneider Downs Business Restructuring, joining Schneider Downs in 2020. He is a business executive with 20 years of experience across multiple industries in Financial, Strategic and Operational roles for Big 4, Public, Private and Private Equity organizations. Mike has led business functions and cross-functional teams in developing new strategies and internal processes to improve business performance by +$30M in profit through revenue growth, lowering costs and strengthening cashflow.

Mike’s past roles include being a CFO for a middle market-manufacturing firm, a Management Consultant for a global consulting firm as well as building and leading FP&A and Commercial Operations functions. Skilled at assessing risks and opportunities while providing financial visibility and strategic options, Mike develops true relationships with Executive Management, peers and staff to deliver successful engagements.

Mike’s experience and expertise includes Management Consulting, Business Transformation, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Change Management, Six-Sigma, Analytics, Operations Improvement, Strategic Planning and Strategic Pricing.

Mike has contributed to several pricing articles and books, given talks at national conferences on Data Driven Business Transformation as well as holds a patent.

Memberships and Associations

  • Board of Trustees – National Aviary


  • M.B.A. – Finance, Case Western Reserve
  • B.S. – Chemistry, John Carroll University

About Schneider Downs Business Restructuring

The Schneider Downs Business Restructuring team provides clients with award-winning consulting services in the areas of management consulting, corporate restructuring and debt financing. Additionally, our experience includes having acted in the capacity of Court-appointed Receiver, Examiner and Trustee. To learn more about our Business Restructuring services, please visit www.schneiderdowns.com/business-restructuring.


Our Thoughts On


Big Problem: High Tax Burden For Family-owned Franchisor.

Big Thinking: Comprehensive Planning For A 15% Tax Reduction.

A tax shareholder with more than 25 years of private and public accounting experience, CHRIS MCELROY joined Schneider Downs in 2017 and advises clients in diverse sectors, including consumer products and retail, healthcare, and manufacturing and distribution. Chris' team went to the aid of a family-owned retailer/franchisor that needed to reduce its tax burden to better align with the long-term vision for the business. Schneider Downs' shareholder-led service model positioned the team to have a sophisticated understanding of the client's objectives and leverage opportunities afforded by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "We helped the client implement a structure to get requisite cash flows to the owners while taking advantage of favorable corporate tax rates, non-U.S. tax planning, and other tax provisions such as QBI and FDII,” said McElroy. “We were able to reduce their overall annual global tax burden by nearly 15% as a result." Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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