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Biography Of Michael J. Berthelot
Michael J. Berthelot has served as a member of more than 30 public and private boards in the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Spain and Germany and has served as CEO of two publicly traded companies during his career.
He currently serves as a director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Company (NYSE:FDP), a Coral Gables FL based Fortune 1000 consumer products company, where he serves on the audit and chairs the compensation committee.
Mr. Berthelot also serves on the board of a privately held San Diego based software company as well as the Corporate Directors Forum, one of the nation's leading director centric education organizations.
Mr. Berthelot is the Principal and Founder of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc., which provides board and director evaluation and consulting services and is the CEO of Cito Capital Corporation, which counsels privately held companies on strategic and operational issues.
Mr. Berthelot is also an adjunct professor at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego where he teaches a graduate level course on the CEO, the board of directors, and corporate governance.
Mr. Berthelot holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Akron, a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, and is a certified public accountant (Ohio).
past affiliations include owning his
own certified public accounting firms in Ohio and Florida; partnership in Barnes Wendling Cook & O'Conner, Inc.
, Certified Public Accountants and Management Consultants in Cleveland, Ohio; principal shareholder and director of EWI, Inc.
, a privately held automotive supplier; and a major shareholder and director of Golf Card International, Inc.
, (OTC:GCIC), a golf membership services and publishing organization.
Additionally, he served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, including a tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service for three years following a one-year college internship.
Mr. Berthelot's professional affiliations include the Ohio Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Corporate Directors (Washington DC), and the Corporate Directors Forum (San Diego) where he previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Berthelot is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honors fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honors fraternity.
Mr. Berthelot has served as a member of the faculty of the University of Phoenix Online, where he taught Organization Behavior and Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland) where he taught mathematics.
is currently a mentor to MBA students at the Rady School at UC San Diego
Mr. Berthelot has served as a member of the advisory board of the Fitzgerald Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies of the College of Business at the University of Akron and earlier served as a member, president and treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Hudson Montessori School in Hudson, Ohio.
is currently a Mentor with the Chairmen's Roundtable, a not for profit that provides mentoring to small to medium sized business in San Diego County.
writes and speaks on corporate strategic and governance issues on a national basis.
resides in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.