Michael Wilhelm

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer



  • M.S., Accounting
    University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • B.S., Accounting and Business Administration
    University of Kansas

Michael Wilhelm is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the firm.  He is an experienced financial manager that brings almost 20 years of business experience to Merlinos & Associates.  Michael’s background includes leadership both inside and outside the insurance industry.  His experience includes:

  • Manage the accounting and management reporting functions of a $1.1 billion insurance company division that included financial planning & analysis, monthly financial statement preparation and receipts processing.
  • Monitoring and enhancing internal controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley through the development and implementation of controls, policies and procedures.
  • Planning and performing full-scope financial audits with an emphasis on evaluating internal controls and making recommendations to management to safeguard company assets.