Michael Geiselhart is the senior vice president of strategy and corporate development for Spire Inc. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and integration of utilities and other businesses acquired as part of the company’s growth strategy. In addition, he leads the optimization of Spire’s gas supply assets, including midstream and upstream projects. Mike also guides the company’s non-regulated business units, including its natural gas marketing affiliate, Spire Energy Marketing, and its innovation activities, including emerging technology businesses like Spire CNG. Finally, Mike is responsible for human resources, business process improvement and supply chain.
Mike has more than 30 years of experience on strategic transactions and projects, predominantly in the gas/electric utility and cable/telecom industries. Before joining Spire, Mike was chief financial officer for two telecom startups and an executive-in-residence for private equity firms. Previously, he held senior positions in corporate development, finance and regulatory compliance at a national cable operator (now part of Comcast) and as a cost-of-service witness at a major New England electric utility (now part of National Grid). He began his career as a CPA with a Big 4 accounting firm, and subsequently as an M&A advisor at a boutique investment bank.
Mike has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He also holds an MBA in finance with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was formerly licensed as a CPA in New York.