Chief Financial Officer
Michael Stella joined Austin Companies in 2007. During his tenure, the Finance and Accounting department has grown from two employees to more than thirteen today. As CFO, Mr. Stella is responsible for managing the functional accounting departments (billing/accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources/payroll, general ledger, tax/financial reporting), working with the companies’ lenders to maintain access to working capital and financing, as well as oversight of the companies’ growing technology investment.
Mr. Stella started his career in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick. After obtaining his CPA license, he ventured into private industry and has worked for utilities, technology and travel companies before finding a home with Austin Companies. Mr. Stella values hard work, depth of character, and emotional maturity.
Mr. Stella is seen as a cornerstone of Austin Companies. He has worked closely with Mr. Austin by supporting his vision for growth. His tireless effort and contributions have resulted in the current dynamic environment that exists today.
One of Michael’s favorite quotes is “With all thy getting, get understanding.”