Michael Fanelli

Partner, RSM

Michael Fanelli is a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice at RSM US LLP (the fifth-largest global accounting firm). He performs transaction advisory services on both buy-side and sell-side transactions, assisting both financial and strategic buyers. Michael has a national role and is a leader of the New York "M&A Learning Exchange" program, which develops and presents tailored training programs for current and prospective private equity clients. Prior to his transaction advisory experience, Michael worked as a controller of a middle-market company and as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. His client work includes buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence including quality of earnings, quality of working capital and key deal issue identification; representative target companies ranged from $5 million to $500 million in annual revenue. He primarily focuses on retail and consumer products and business and professional services. His industry specialization also includes software as a service (SaaS), transportation and trucking and manufacturing and distribution. Michael received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Binghamton University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association for Corporate Growth, and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.