With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York www.allen-york.com
Cleveland-based corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm BrownFlynn has appointed Mike Krzus as senior adviser and integrated reporting expert. Krzus will develop integrated reporting and strategic management services to help BrownFlynn’s clients tie ESG issues to financial performance.
“The Beatles song ‘The long and winding road’ describes my path to BrownFlynn,” says Krzus. After three years in the army, including a year in Vietnam, he joined Illinois Central Railroad as a staff accountant in March 1973, then worked for 38 years in industry and public accounting before founding Mike Krzus Consulting in 2011. As well as Illinois Central Railroad, he worked for Checkers Simon & Rosner (a Chicago accounting firm), BDO Seidman, Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton. “Up until the time I worked for Grant Thornton, I was an accounting, auditing and SEC reporting technical geek,” he says.
At Grant Thornton, he worked on an enhanced business reporting initiative, where he learned that only 25% of a company's market value could be attributed to accounting book value, with the remaining 75% based on value...