Mr. Morgan is the President and CEO of MLA Companies. Mr. Morgan is known for his friendly but direct approach to challenging operations and management through the use of the finance discipline. As the co-founder and leader of MLA Management Systems, Inc. Morgan has lead the company to being one of the most recognized and largest CFO outsourcing groups in the Dayton, Ohio region. His previous experiences have included merger and acquisitions operations, internal consulting, controller operations, and general management.
Mr. Morgan’s experiences have provided him experience in most all areas of small business operations. These specific skills sets included bank negotiations, compliance audits and negotiation, business valuation experience, risk management, projections and budgeting, and dealing with the pressures and dynamics of small business ownership.
Mr. Morgan’s path has lead through public accounting, private turnaround efforts, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, through his efforts in public policy, Morgan has developed an advanced understanding of dealing with people and complex issues and solutions sets.Outside of leading the MLA team which Morgan finds as his greatest professional accomplishment, some of Morgan’s other accomplishments are:
- Presided over the finance operation of a company that has grown from roughly $8 million to over $20 million in revenue
- Successfully assisted in negotiations of more favorable finance terms
- Assisted in the securing of state level funding supporting a major leveraged management buy-out
- Served in multiple senior leadership roles either at a board level or directly along-side of private company ownership.
Outside of his active professional life, Morgan is a sought after speaker, commentator, writer, and policy advisor. Having served as an elected official at both local and state levels, Morgan has a unique perspective on policies, people and the mutual impact they have on each other.
Mr. Morgan holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management/Accounting from Park College and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Dayton. Morgan is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Additionally, Morgan has been recognized for his accomplishments multiple times included being recognized by the Dayton Business Journal as one of Dayton’s 40 top professional under the age of 40 (2006) and as one Dayton’s top CFO’s (2012).
Mr. Morgan is married with three children, and resides in Huber Heights, Ohio.