About Michael

Michael Brooder is the Firm’s office managing partner in Hartford, Connecticut. Michael serves as the national Technology & Life Sciences Industry group leader as well as the New England Capital Markets leader. In addition, he is the Marcum Foundation Regional Board Leader in New England.

Michael has more than 25 years of experience conducting, reviewing, and analyzing financial data for publicly traded and privately held companies in the technology and life sciences industry. Michael works with large public companies and innovative emerging growth companies looking for the next disruptive technology or medical advancement. He has extensive experience with reporting requirements for publicly traded companies, including comfort letters, registration statements, and 10-Q and 10-K forms. He offers a practical service-oriented approach to both public and non-public organizations, small and large, that fits each company’s progress in its lifecycle.

Michael extends his knowledge internally and externally as an advisor to professional staff, clients, and industry professionals on accounting and auditing matters.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA)
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Technology Council, Board Member
  • Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT), Professional Advisor; Mentor
  • UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP), Professional Advisor
  • BioCT, Member
  • Marcum Life Science and Biotech Summit, Committee Member
  • reSET, Board of Directors
  • Town of Wallingford, Board of Education, Operations Committee, Chairperson;
    • Liaison for Town Council
  • Wallingford Country Club, Treasurer; Finance Committee, Chairman
  • Bushnell Overseers, Board
  • Gaylord Hospital, Board of Directors
  • SARAH Foundation, Inc., Treasurer
    • Audit and Finance Committee, Chairperson
    • Golf Committee, Chairperson
  • Walter Camp Foundation
  • Links to College Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament, Chairperson
  • Boy Scouts of America Golf Tournament Committee, Past Chairperson
  • Marcum Foundation – Regional Board Leader, New England

Articles, Seminars & Presentationa

  • ‘How Do We Bring More People to Connecticut?’, CBIA, September 2023
  • CBIA BizCast: 2023 Survey of Connecticut Businesses
  • Accounting firms struggle to attract, retain talent as tax season opens, Hartford Business Journal, February 2023
  • Future of work: More CEOs work remotely as employees do the same, Hartford Business Journal, July 2022
  • Profits Interest: An Attractive Option for Retention, BioCT, April 2022
  • Despite pandemic, CT companies post strongest venture fundraising year in nearly two decades, Hartford Business Journal, February, 2021
  • Downtown Hartford businesses take cautious approach to May 20 reopening, Hartford Business Journal, May 2020
  • Software Startups: Don’t Overlook Capitalized Software, Hartford Business Journal, March 2020
  • Financing Paths to Advance your Venture, ABCT Bootcamp Panel, January 2020
  • Raising capital just got a little easier, Hartford Business Journal, January 2016
  • Can Connecticut Retain its Star Tech Companies?, WNPR, November 2013
  • Despite Tough Job Market, Accounting Grads Flourish, Hartford Business Journal, August 2013
  • New Accounting Options Simplify Financial Statements For Tech Start-Ups, Hartford Business Journal, July 2013
  • Recognizing the Equity in Your Balance Sheet: Constructing Sound Financial Returns, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, November/December 2006
  • Financial Returns, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, November/December 2006

Practice Focus

SEC Requirements
Software Revenue Recognition
Multiple Element Arrangements
Business Combination Accounting

Industry Focus

Life Sciences
Medical Device Manufacturing
Emerging Growth Companies


Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
Washington & Jefferson College

Awards & Honors

Professional Achievement and Community Involvement Award, New Haven Business Times