Michael Holt is the Chief Financial Officer of United Services Group. He joined the company in 2017, bringing more than 40 years of finance, accounting, leadership and executive management experience to his role within the company. He has built a career reputation as a financial leader in the manufacturing industry.
Michael started his career as a Staff Accountant and later a partner at both Hoover Harrison Associates, P.C. and Cleston Daniels and Associates. During this time, Michael made a name for himself in the accounting industry. Building advanced knowledge of auditing, tax, management consulting and business valuation. While at Cleston Daniels, he established the East Tennessee operation and grew the business to over $1,000,000 in annual income.
With his accomplishments, Michael formed Michael P. Holt, P.C., C.P.A. For the next six years, he grew his accounting practice throughout the state of Tennessee. He specialized in audit and tax management and later established business valuation and litigation services which lead to providing expert testimony to various local, state, and federal courts.
Following the successful sale of his company in 1996, he joined Fiber Innovation Technology, a man-made fiber manufacturing company, as a Corporate Officer. Two years later, he took over as the President and Chief Financial Officer leading the company to further success.
Following his success at Fiber Innovation Technology, Michael took joined Cha Technologies, Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer. Cha Technologies, Inc. (CTI) is a textile conglomerate involved in manufacturing, research, and international trade consisting of eight companies throughout various countries. He oversaw all accounting, financial, tax and human resources tasks for the entire company and subsidiaries.
During his 17-year career with CTI, Michael negotiated the purchase and sale of numerous subsidiaries, and lead the financial role in the formation and start-up of subsidiaries in China, Canada, Brazil, and Australia.
He left his position with CTI in 2017 to serve as an Engagement Partner, at Kaplan CFO Solutions, LLC, where helped build a network for Chief Financial Officers who work side-by-side with small- to mid-sized business owners along the eastern United States.
During his 40-year career, Michael has built a reputation in the manufacturing industry as an accounting architect. He has become synonymous with business expansion and growth in every position he has held throughout his illustrious career.
In his new role with United Services Group, Michael oversees the financial and accounting operations of United Services Group and its subsidiaries.
A native of Tennessee, Michael is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He holds accreditations as a Certified Public Account from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst, from the National Associations of Certified Valuation Analysts.
He currently resides in Kingsport, Tennessee with his wife, Cindy. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his three children, Michael, Sarah, and Emily, and his five grandchildren.