Mike Gillespie joined Cotton & Company in 1981, was elected a partner in 1986, and was elected operations managing partner in July 2006. He has an additional two years of governmental audit experience gained before joining Cotton & Company. Mike has devoted his career to performing contract and grant audits, indirect cost rate audits, preaward audits, and management advisory services for federal and state government clients. He also provides consulting advice to government contractors related to federal contract compliance, indirect cost rate preparation, and preparation for federal contract audits.
Mike graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Maryland and Virginia, and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).