Michael Long founded MGL Associates LLC in 2000 following a successful 20+ year career in financial, operations and commercial management with LVMH, Benetton, and L'Oreal. MGL Associates was established to bring structured growth and scalability to start-ups and established fast-growing companies.

Michael is a results-focused senior executive who leverages excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills, along with an empowering management style, to drive the attainment of corporate goals and objectives. Michael is an intuitive problem solver adept in quickly assessing business issues/opportunities and recommending viable solutions.

Michael's strong international background facilitates easy interaction with professionals from different cultures. Michael understands business at a global level as well as a detailed, day-to-day procedural level. Michael is a licensed Certified Public Account and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Michael is fluent in spoken and written French.

Michael is often appointed to executive positions for clients:

  • Consulting CEO for 21 Drops
  • Consulting COO for Jane Carter Solution and GoodTrueBeautiful
  • Consulting COO/CFO for Lighthouse Beauty Marketing and PZ Cussons Beauty
  • Interim CFO, Zorbit Resources / Maesa Beauty
  • Consulting CFO, Finley Design

During his corporate career, Michael held the following positions:

  • VP Finance & Operations, LVMH New Ventures Group (NY/LA)
  • VP Operations, Guerlain Fragrances (NY/Paris)
  • VP Finance & Operations, Benetton Cosmetics (NY/Paris)

Michael has made significant contributions throughout his career both in industry and through MGL Associates. Below are some highlights:

  • Maximized start-up clients' brand equity utilizing a vertical growth model, and managed operations to positive cashflow in less than 18 months.
  • Generated over $3 million in pure cash savings through inventory management, financial oversight, and creating operational efficiencies.
  • Drove client sales to $20 million in less than 24 months with operating savings of over $3 million and Year 2 breakeven EBITDA.
  • Enabled client to grow to $24 million in 2 years by procuring and executing asset-based financing.
  • Turned-around international operations creating savings of 20% to 30% in worldwide warehousing and IT costs, and reaching 100% service level.
  • Re-structured 2 international subsidiaries achieving savings of 40% in headcount, 20% in inventory, 25% in freight, and 30% in cash collections.