As Director of Finance and Accounting, Michael Beard is responsible for the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate finance. He has vast experience in process improvement, internal controls, project management, executive reporting, and scaling for growth. Prior to joining WDG in 2023, Michael served as Head of Finance and Accounting for a leading global design, marketing, and consulting firm in DC. Additionally, he was trained as an auditor at Ernst & Young, a Big 4 accounting firm. Michael dual majored in Business Administration and Accounting/Economics at McDaniel College and is a CPA in the state of Maryland.