D. Michael McDowell, ParenteBeard

D. Michael McDowell

P: 412.315.6339

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Pittsburgh Office
20 Stanwix Street
Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
P: 412.697.6400
F: 888.264.9617

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A member of ParenteBeard’s Board of Directors and a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, Mike focuses primarily on strategic initiatives and special projects for the firm.

Over the past decade, Mike has concentrated his professional efforts in two main areas:   leadership training, strategic planning and development and assisting for profit and nonprofit entities in developing and implementing their strategic initiatives. His facilitation techniques were developed from the training he received through the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), a world leader in the techniques of facilitation, group consensus building and action planning.

Additionally,  Mike has devoted a substantial amount of his professional time to providing high-level consulting services to healthcare systems and private medical practices (both primary and specialty care practices) as integrated delivery systems were being developed across the country. On a contract basis, he has also fulfilled the responsibilities of chief operating officer for some of the largest multi-specialty physician networks in the United States.

Mike has also worked as a personal advisor to high net worth individuals and their families and has acted as the Trustee for multi-million dollar estates, coordinating their disposition. In addition, he has worked extensively in the corporate merger, acquisition and sales area, providing services that have ranged from advisor, to strategist, to lead negotiator.  He is a frequent lecturer both in the United States and internationally and has authored numerous articles that reflect his professional experiences.


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • BS - Business Administration, Indiana State University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • International Association of Facilitators