Michael Davis

Audit & Advisory Partner

Michael Davis, CPA, is a Partner in RyanSharkey’s Audit and Advisory Practice. He has more than 20 years of experience partnering with management teams of both public and privately held entities, assisting them with their accounting, financial reporting and other business needs. His work revolves primarily around companies in sectors that include technology, contractors, service companies, biotechnology, and private equity. Revenues of clients he has serviced have ranged from pre-revenue to $1 billion.

Michael advises executive management, ownership groups, boards of directors and private equity, helping them navigate complex financial reporting and regulatory landscapes both domestically and internationally. Michael regularly consults on complex revenue recognition arrangements, stock-based compensation, debt and equity transactions, business combinations, and compliance with Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation. Additionally, Mike has assisted publicly traded companies with stock and bond offerings, including issuance of comfort letters and coordination of financial due diligence procedures.

Prior to joining RyanSharkey, Michael served as a managing director of an international firm, advising clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies.


  • B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland

Professional Certifications and Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Maryland and Virginia
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member – Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Service Experience: 
  • Accounting and auditing, including financial reporting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Revenue recognition
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Debt and equity transactions
  • Compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations
  • Publicly traded stock and bond offerings, including issuance of comfort letters and coordination of financial due diligence procedures
  • National and local training
  • Recruitment
  • Practice development
  • Professional standards
Industry Experience: 
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Service
  • Emerging Technology
  • Government Contracting
  • Biotechnology
  • Private Equity