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The Motz Group has recently welcomed Michael Ferraro to its executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Ferraro will drive long-term strategic financial planning and decision making throughout Motz to ensure it is well positioned for continued growth.
Mike comes to the Motz team from GE Aerospace, where he led financial planning and analysis for the military division. An experienced financial leader in both industry and consultation, Ferraro has a comprehensive background in both operational P&L management and FP&A. His experience with customer-centric companies was a clear match for the culture at Motz.
“I am excited to join the Motz team as it continues on its extraordinary path,” says Mike. “From its world class operations to its employee ownership culture, Motz checked all the boxes that I was looking for to start the next chapter of my career. I am humbled by the opportunity to help guide this incredible company through its next stage of expansion and employee ownership.”
Ferraro’s career began following the completion of a bachelor’s of business administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He then went on to complete his masters in business administration at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Coming into this new position, Ferraro intends to help execute the Motz growth strategy while staying true to the commitment of moving people to better lives and maintaining its collaborative accomplishments. “Initially, I want to learn as much as I can about how we create remarkable experiences for our customers and the people who make it happen,” the new CFO says.
“Mike’s professional and leadership experience are a great fit for Motz, and we are excited to welcome him to the team,” said Zach Burns, CEO. “Motz strives to deliver exceptional experiences for our customers and partners. Mike’s contributions will elevate those efforts even further.”
Founded in 1977 and serving the high-performance natural and synthetic turf markets, Motz is one of the world’s most recognized and highly respected turf system specialists. Headquartered in Cincinnati, this employee-owned company celebrates 45+ years in the industry and proudly stands behind its products and services to ensure long-lasting, prosperous relationships with its valued customer base. Motz’s core values – Championship Quality, Integrity, Think As An Owner, Innovation, and Self Enrichment – serve as guiding principles and help drive excellence and high achievement throughout the Company and to each employee owner. Motz is also a proud Certified Evergreen company and is committed to moving people to better lives.