“Seafood Analytics offers a disruptive technology and certification opportunity to change how the fishing industry measures and maintains the highest quality seafood for the global consumer.” – Michael R. Liedtke (CEO)
Mr. Liedtke, continues to serve as the Founder and Managing Director of SME Consulting, LLC. Michael provides extensive knowledge in financial planning and analysis, M&A, strategic planning, along with a strong Information Technology/operations knowledge base. Over the past five years, he has worked with numerous entrepreneurs to develop the proper business model and supporting materials to launch or obtain growth capital for their venture.
Prior to SME, Michael was a Senior Associate of Amherst Partners a middle market investment bank located in Birmingham, MI. Prior to Amherst, Michael was an Assistant Vice President at Wachovia Securities in their internal Financial Planning & Analysis group. In this position, he was specially hired to oversee potential acquisition targets, together with performing necessary due diligence. His duties included targeting and reviewing potential acquisitions, financial modeling, and presenting opportunities to both internal management and Wachovia Bank management. Michael led certain high-level due diligence merger initiatives in the acquisition of A.G. Edwards by Wachovia Securities in 2007.
Michael’s experience also includes a number of in-depth assignments working as a Black Belt Six Sigma consultant for Fortune 500 clients, including Capital One, Entergy, and General Electric. He began his career at NBC as an associate of the Information Management Leadership Program.
Michael earned an M.B.A. with a focus in Finance from the University of Richmond (Richmond, Virginia) and received his B.S.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Michael resides in Grosse Pointe, MI. His hobbies include running, skiing, and boating.