Michael was born and raised in the Mt. Lookout area of Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Saint Xavier High School. He attended University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Upon graduation Michael worked in the national tax practice for Grant Thornton LLP with a primary focus on real estate and capital cost recovery. Prior to launching The Koch Group LLC, Michael was a Tax Director with a regional accounting firm where he led the tax practice for the Cincinnati office and worked principally in the restaurant practice. Michael also has significant experience in working with manufacturing, technology, retail, professional services and high net worth clients.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Accountancy Board of Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Ohio Society of CPAs. Michael is a volunteer board member of LifeSpan in Southwest Ohio.
About The Koch Group LLC
Michael S. Koch has worked with dynamic high growth companies for his entire career. Michael identified a significant need for companies to receive more comprehensive business and tax advice much earlier in their development and growth phases. The Koch Group LLC was born from the idea that startups and small businesses should have access to high quality business advice and exceptional accounting and tax services in a scalable format to match their needs.
The Koch Group LLC is a business advisory firm licensed to practice traditional public accounting firm services. Through its holistic approach The Koch Group LLC makes the investment to thoroughly understand each client’s organization to provide the most comprehensive ongoing business advice to its clients. High quality accounting and tax services simply complement the advisory relationship.
Albert Einstein famously said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” The Koch Group LLC understands that its clients are aware of the complexity and gray that surrounds their business. While the approach is holistic the true deliverable is simplification.