Michael Gillespie

Executive Summary

With over 25 years of experience in the area of accounting and auditing, operational analysis and financial management, Mike is a professional advisor to various sectors including manufacturing, distribution and owner-managed business. Mike adopts a full-service approach for his clients, involving tax and advisory professionals to address client needs. He develops strong relationships with his clients with a focus on understanding their business and communication. He is highly accessible, and provides an objective perspective and proactive advice to add value to his services.

As the National Industry Leader for Manufacturing and Distribution and the Team Leader for the Manufacturing Industry Team in BDO’s Southern and Midwestern Ontario region Mike is actively involved in the industry, with a diverse client base in manufacturing in the region, including public and private, and local and multi-national companies in a variety of subsectors.

At his previous firm, Mike led the Southwestern Ontario Manufacturing Group for four years. He was actively involved with the Waterloo Region Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN) including as a contributing blogger for their financial services page and as both a sponsor and planning committee member for the annual MIN Manufacturing Summit.

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Professional Accountant
Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
Chartered Accountant

Community Involvement

Past President, Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga
Treasurer, Les Marmitons Waterloo Region
Chair, 2013 Rotary Dream Home
Past Board Member, Spirited Tasting Society
Past member, United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area Campaign Committee
Past Treasurer, Epilepsy Waterloo-Wellington
Past Treasurer, Red Cross Guelph
Volunteer and Fundraising Event Chair, Mosaic Counseling & Family Services
Member, Grand River Harley Owners Group

insights

June 21, 2017

How U.S. tax reform could impact Canadian manufacturers
BDO has previously issued a Tax Alert regarding the tax reform proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. We’ve suggested that should the plan be enacted in its current state, it will have a significant impact on Canadian companies doing business in the U.S...