Mike Petro

Mike Petro

Managing Director

BDO Philadelphia Office



Executive Summary

Prior to joining BDO, Michael worked for a Public Housing Agency (PHA) in Connecticut and then helped found Casterline Associates P.C in 1995. Since 1991, Michael has specialized in various areas, including Public Housing and Section 8 accounting, as well as PHA financial consulting. He has worked directly with more than 100 PHAs, ranging up to 40,000 units, including those classified as severely distressed.

Michael has trained over 3,000 PHA and HUD personnel by orchestrating more than 90 workshops across 23 states. From 2006-2008, he also conducted more than 50 in-house training seminars concerning Asset Management and project based accounting, designed specifically for housing authority staff to coincide with the HUD designed Asset Management regulations, and has a strong background in these new rules.

Michael has also served as a transitional controller for several PHAs, both large and small, and has deep experience in implementing and maintaining several PHA software systems, including Empahsys. Michael proved critical for helping turn around the Finance Department for numerous PHAs through the implementation of quality control measures, including the redesign of the internal controls of both the finance department and the housing authority.


B.S., Central Connecticut State University