Michael E. McCullough


Mike McCullough teaches Accounting for Decision Making at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Mike is CFO/Partner at Independence Equity Management and a partner at VentureLab, which provides consulting services to early stage growth companies in the areas of capital raising, strategic planning, and business development. At Oryx Capital, Mike served as CFO.  His previous experiences include auditing and internal audit at Arthur Andersen, Baker & McKenzie, and GATX. During 15 years at GATX, Mike served in numerous financial and operational capacities, concluding his tenure there as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2002

Professional Experience

Chief Financial Officer

Independence Equity Management, LLC

Chief Financial Officer

Oryx Capital International, Inc.

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis



Northwestern University

Masters Degree in Management

University of Iowa

Bachelor of Business Administration