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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology and telecommunications
Service Experience
  • Advisory
  • Audit
  • Public company audit
  • Private company audit
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Michael Schamberger




Executive summary


Mike has been in public accounting for 29 years, all in the audit practice. His current client base includes both domestic and international public and private companies with revenues ranging from start-up enterprises to entities with $1.7 billion in sales.


Mike's expertise is serving middle market, private equity owned and publicly held entities in technology (SaaS, Software, e-commerce, consulting, hardware) manufacturing, distribution and advance technology industries. Mike leads the Technology Industry Practice in Chicago and for the Midwest Region. A majority of Mike's clients have international locations where there are significant subsidiaries where audits are required to be performed as part of the consolidated company and for stand-alone statutory purposes.


Starting his career in 1987 with a large public accounting firm, Mike joined Grant Thornton in 1989 as an audit senior. He transferred to the Firm’s Professional Standards Group in 1995 where he spent three years researching and answering technical accounting and auditing issues for the Midwest Region. In 1997, Mike joined Transamerica Business Credit where he held various positions in providing senior secured loans to middle market companies.


Returning to Grant Thornton in 2000 as an audit senior manager, Mike led the technology industry practice for the Chicago office and was promoted to partner in 2004.




Professional qualifications and memberships


  • CPA — Illinois
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Technology Association Member




Community involvement


  • Capital Committee Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana






  • BBA, Loyola University – Chicago

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