Michael A. Golden

Michael is Senior Vice President of SES ESOP Strategies. He has a wide range of employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) financing and banking experience, developing employee-owned private companies through structuring and securing financing for middle market corporate transactions.

He has managed strategic, financial and operational issues across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Previously, Michael was CFO of a technology and public policy company, interim Director of Finance of a private cancer foundation, and consulted on a variety of management and organizational issues. He also has served as a bank officer at Shorebank, a Chicago-based community development bank with a national reputation, managing strategic,  financial, and operational projects for the bank, including creating and implementing its first retail marketing strategy, and leading a turn-around restructuring of its national IT area by designing and implementing a platform for multi-state growth.

Michael has served nonprofits and the public sector in a variety of positions, including founding several nonprofit economic development organizations and sitting on county boards related to development strategy and “green” policies. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board, Econsult Corporation, consulting in economics and related value analysis fields. He also served for 20 years as an elected Town Councilor.


  • Yale School of Management, MBA, 1990
  • London School of Economics, M.Sc., 1985
  • Wesleyan University, B.S., Political Economy, 1981

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