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Michael Horwitz

Alliance Executive Director

Executive Summary

Michael is the Executive Director of BDO Alliance USA, the largest association of U.S.-based independent accounting, tax and advisory firms, comprised of over 260 US-based CPA firms and 150 advisory firms and vendors (Business Resource Network). Michael leads a team of 30 professionals dedicated to maximizing the value of collaboration between member firms, as well as with BDO in the USA and BDO Global. When national firm resources are deployed in local communities through entrepreneurial CPA firms, everybody wins.

Michael joined BDO’s Alliance team in 2002. He was previously a tax partner with a Big Four firm, where he helped to create an Alliance with independent accounting firms.

Michael is passionate about the accounting profession, and the value that the trusted advisors providing assurance, tax and consulting services deliver to the business community as well as to individuals.

He is a business development executive with a proven track record for originating and implementing innovative and profitable business models. His leadership style emphasizes passion, teamwork, and integrity while sharply focused on increasing revenues, margins and market penetration.

  • Masters Degree International Affairs, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
  • B.A., Tufts University

  • Michael was the Chairman of the Tufts Beelzebubs Alumni Association, and is on the Board of the Bubs Foundation, a nonprofit organization teaching kids to sing a cappella in and around the greater Boston area.