Mike is a senior financial services executive with over 40 years of operations, financial and technology experience. The last 25 years he has focused specifically in the mortgage industry, covering conforming and subprime markets, securitization, compliance and fraud. He has also served as an expert witness in mortgage-backed securities, repurchase and servicing litigation cases.

Prior to co-founding CrossCheck Compliance, Mike helped launch The Prieston Group, which provides fraud prevention and indemnification services to the mortgage industry. Previously Mike spent 16 years with Household International (now HSBC), where he served in several executive roles, including national sales director of the correspondent mortgage business and chief financial officer of the $10 billion consumer finance business, Household Finance.

Mike has been actively involved in industry trade associations. He currently serves on the Legal, Quality and Compliance Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the Risk Committee of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) and the Production Committee of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA). In the past he has served on the board and the executive committee of the National Home Equity Mortgage Association, and on the Nonconforming Credit Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association.


Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accountancy, University of Notre Dame


Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB®)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)