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Michael Stearns

CIA, CBA, CFSA, CRP, Consulting Partner


Mike leads Plante Moran's financial institutions risk management practice.  He specializes in advising financial institutions regarding internal audit, SOX, regulatory compliance, loan review, and information technology services. He provides input to his clients to keep them on the cutting edge of industry regulations, trends, and best practices.

Mike's more than 35 years of financial institutions experience includes 10 years with a multi-billion dollar bank and 15 years in a community-based institution. He’s known for his ability to interpret the needs of his clients and provide bottom-line solutions. Most recently, Mike’s focus has been on advising financial institutions on how to efficiently and effectively handle the increased regulatory burden facing the industry.

Mike is often asked to speak to senior management teams, audit committees, and at industry conferences about current topics, such as enterprise risk management. Mike holds a B.B.A. in finance from Grand Valley State University.

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