As Vice President of Finance at Veriforce®, Michael Stephens provides financial leadership for the company. Stephens joined Veriforce in 2018, bringing over 15 years’ leadership and consulting experience in finance. Prior to joining Veriforce, he served as Director of Finance at Alert Logic, a leading cloud security solutions provider. During his 7 years at Alert Logic, Stephens built out a world-class finance organization, enhancing the company’s financial reporting and analysis capabilities and introducing technology and process improvements to support the company’s rapid growth. He was also instrumental in supporting three strategic acquisitions and expansion of the company’s operational footprint to several new geographies.
Previously, Stephens worked for VMG Health, a top healthcare advisory firm, where he led valuation and M&A consulting engagements for transactions that totaled over $1.7B in value and involved providers ranging from large hospital systems to single physician practices. He began his career with Lockheed Martin, serving in a variety of finance roles where he was responsible for financial analysis and modeling that helped guide the company’s strategic planning and business development efforts, as well as informed purchasing and outsourcing decisions within procurement and supply chain to drive cost savings.
Stephens earned a BA degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Southern Methodist University. He has also achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.