Michael Kovalich

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Kovalich

Michael Kovalich has been Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Chief Financial officer since July of 2020 and has held various positions on the Board of Directors and board committees including Treasurer since 1992.

Besides Vanguard, Mike is also Consulting Director for the Bronco Venture Accelerator at Santa Clara University, Chief Financial Officer for SPARC International, a computer chip design consortium, Financial Systems Consultant for Ropers Majeski, (law firm) and Chief financial Officer for the Coral Tree Education Foundation, a non-profit that builds schools and educates young children in the remote and poverty-stricken villages of Cambodia. Mike also sits as advisory board member for Bay Street Capital Holdings and Santa Clara Ventures.

Mike serves his local community as Chairman, Citizen Oversite Committee for government spending under Santa Clara County’s measure K spending initiative and as a certified mentor for SCORE, a volunteer business mentoring service sponsored by the nation’s Small Business Administration (SBA).

Previously Mike held a number financial and business management position at Frost & Sullivan, a global research firm, Business Director for Greenberg Traurig’s Bay Area offices (large international law firm), Chief Financial Officer for Werber Shandwick’s Technology Group, (public relations), Controller for Crown Zellerbach (forest products) and Administrator for number of other law firms, corporate legal departments, and small businesses.

Mike holds a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Hayward and a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University.

Mike is originally from New Jersey where he participated in Drum Corps for over seven years as member of the Livingston Hilltoppers and Imperial Guardsmen.

Book reccomendations:

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Think and Grow Rich
The Four Agreements
Man’s Search for Meaning

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