As the chief financial officer of IRI, Mike Samuels is responsible for overall financial management of the company and its financial reporting and transparency, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, audit, real estate and procurement.
Samuels is a seasoned financial executive with more than 25 years of in-depth experience in re-engineering/transformative programs, turnarounds and growth strategies.
Before joining IRI, Samuels was the corporate treasurer at Zenith Electronics Company, responsible for overseeing all financing, banking and investing activities. Additionally, he was responsible for managing corporate risk management, credit and treasury operations, leasing and investor relations.
Samuels is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Indiana University. He also holds an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from DePaul University.