Mike . RaischLivWell Enlightened Health
is the Chief Financial Officer of LivWell Enlightened Health, one of Colorado's leading companies in the state-legal and highly regulated cannabis industry. Mike has spent many years in public accounting in Colorado as a partner in both local and national CPA firms, primarily practicing in the area of income taxation. During this time, Mike served clients in a variety of industries. The common element in Mike's works was a focus on serving entrepreneurial clients. In fact, Mike eventualy left the CPA practice to expand this entrepreneurial interest by becoming the CFO and a shareholder in a former client's business, which was a 50-year old family business engaged in the wholesale distribution of construction products. After spending 14 years in the distribution business, Mike returned to public accounting and became the COO of one of Colorado's largest local CPA firms, GHP Horwath (which has since been merged into the national CPA firm of Crowe Horwath). After 7 years at this firm, he left for a new career in consulting, which eventually led to his position with LivWell Enlightened Health. Mike has been an active participant in the AICPA, the Colorado Society of CPAs, the Financial Executives Institute (FEI), the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and a variety of other civic and professional organizations. As a member of FEI's Committee on Private Company Policy, he has been active in lobbying congress regarding tax policies important to closely-held businesses. Mike is a native of Colorado and a graduate of the University of Colorado.