Michael F. Murphy, MBA, CMA
President, Murphy CFO
After military service, Mike built a a nine-year career at the corporate office of The Home Depot serving as an internal consultant focused on process improvement. He held several different roles of increasing responsibility that included accounting, finance, strategy, process improvement (six sigma) and operations. Mike managed the quantitative analysis team that was responsible for global pricing, product placement and yield management for all Tool Rental locations. In this role he led the cultural change in management philosophy to a centralized, data-driven approach resulting in increased control, efficiency and profitability.
In 2006 Mike left The Home Depot to work for ShawHankins: an insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Cartersville. As Chief Financial Officer he was responsible for financial operations, administrative operations, database development and special projects. The business was going through several changes at the time and Mike was involved in forming the corporate strategy. Then he developed and implemented the financial and operational infrastructure to support it. These changes provided the scalability to allow continued growth from a small business to a mid-sized competitor with several locations throughout Georgia, establishing itself as an industry leader in the region.
In 2010 Mike founded Murphy CFO and began helping other small businesses as a consultant. Today, Murphy CFO continues to help small business owners find opportunities to create more value in their businesses.
In the local community, Mike's community service includes serving as the Finance Chair for the Cartersville/Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Director and Chairman of the Etowah Scholarship Foundation, a volunteer on the Advocates for Children finance committee, the Treasurer for the Cartersville/Bartow Exchange Club and a board member at Cartersville Little League, among others. He is a graduate of Leadership Bartow through the Cartersville/Bartow Chamber of Commerce.
Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, New Jersey.
Six Sigma Black Belt. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, Georgia.
Master's in Business Administration (MBA), Finance. Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia.
Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA), Accounting. Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw, Georgia.