Michael Zarriello
Michael Zarriello
Senior Director
Michael Zarriello
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30+ years of experience
Expertise in healthcare, manufacturing, apparel, textiles and technology
Specializes in improving cash flow, strategic growth initiatives, financial reporting and controls
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Michael Zarriello is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group. He is an accomplished operational Chief Financial Officer who has led the finance function for capital-intensive public and private companies. He has been a board member of several public companies and has served as the financial expert and chairman of audit committees. His background encompasses healthcare, manufacturing, apparel, textiles, technology, publishing, consumer marketing, service / distribution and investment banking.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Zarriello has demonstrated the ability to quickly learn the intricacies of diverse industries and make immediate improvements to cash flow, strategic growth initiatives, financial reporting and controls. Notable CFO experience includes Rural / Metro Corporation; Avon Products, Inc.- Healthcare Division, and Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. Merchant Bank.

As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rural / Metro Corporation, a provider of private ambulance and fire protection services, Mr. Zarriello had full responsibility for the accounting, treasury, internal audit, information technology, risk management, investor relations, legal and human resources functions. He successfully settled several OIG investigations with the Department of Justice.

Previously, Mr. Zarriello was the Chief Financial Officer of Avon Products, Inc. Healthcare Division. As the senior financial executive, his responsibility included accounting, treasury and internal audit. The division had $800 million in revenue and more than $1.0 billion in assets.

Mr. Zarriello was the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns, Inc. Merchant Bank. The portfolio consisted of 25 operating companies with combined revenue of more than $1.0 billion. As senior financial executive and board member, Mr. Zarriello was responsible for accounting, financial planning, financing and due diligence review for the portfolio companies.  

Mr. Zarriello was Managing Director with Cain Brothers & Company, LLC where he represented lenders, companies and investors in complex restructurings, turnarounds and transaction advisory services. In addition, he was Executive Director with Capstone Advisory Group where he worked on several healthcare-related restructuring projects.  

Mr. Zarriello earned a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, an MBA in finance and accounting from Farleigh Dickinson University and an MBA / APC in finance and security analysis from the New York University Graduate School of Business.