Gottlieb joins CohnReznick as a Managing Director, Hospitality practice
New York, NY – 11/7/2022 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced that Michael Gottlieb has joined the firm as Managing Director, National Hospitality Advisory, in its burgeoning Hospitality industry practice. A renowned restaurant industry expert, Gottlieb is a global business and financial leader with over 35 years of experience in business strategy, P&L management, operations, enterprise risk management, and governance.
Gottlieb began his career as a restaurant operator, providing him with inside experience on the financial and operational complexities of the restaurant business. He leveraged that experience into a career in public accounting, serving as a senior audit partner and global business leader of EY’s restaurant practice. During his 20-year restaurant leadership tenure at EY, he achieved significant growth for the practice. Gottlieb has deep knowledge and expertise in optimizing revenue channels, digital transformation, workforce challenges, supply chain management, franchising structuring and operations, real estate and lease considerations, and operational, transaction, and tax matters.
“Mike Gottlieb is a consummate restaurant advisory professional who adds a whole new dimension to how our practice can help restaurateurs achieve financial and operational excellence,” said Cindy McLoughlin, Managing Partner of CohnReznick’s Consumer, Hospitality, and Manufacturing practice. “The pandemic turned things upside down for restaurants, requiring them to rethink nearly every component of their operations to reignite growth. Mike’s institutional knowledge of the industry, along with his connections at all levels, will significantly enhance our capabilities as we look to drive value and deliver growth strategies for our clients.”
Gary Levy, CohnReznick Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, noted, “Mike has worked with most of the leadership in the industry and has been involved with several of the high-profile transactions in the space. He is highly respected in the industry and his experience and skill sets are best in class. We are thrilled to have him on the team.”
A Certified Public Accountant, Gottlieb earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
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