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Michael J. Davis, M.B.A.

Michael Davis's faculty photoExecutive in Residence


Michael Davis’ background includes the full spectrum of the corporate tax industry expertise.  He brings a unique blend of leadership skills with accounting, tax, and systems knowledge to his work as the leader for Nestle Holdings, Inc. tax compliance.  Nestlé is the world’s largest food company with market capitalization of $200+ billion. 

Since 1986, Michael has held a number of senior positions at Nestlé Holdings of Norwalk, CT.  In 2005, he was named as Vice President, Taxes for the organization—having previously held the role of tax director.  His financial leadership includes the tax compliance for Nestlé Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries for a combined total of $30 billion, as well as the development and implementation of value-added tax, accounting, and systems practices.  He also has the responsibility for record retention management for Nestle USA, tax department administration, and tax MIS management which include Vertex, SAP, Oracle, and other tax and accounting software and data archiving for tax.

Michael serves as an officer for numerous Nestle companies (e.g., Nestlé Holdings, Inc.; Nestlé USA, Inc.; Nestlé Purina Petcare Company; Jenny Craig, Inc.; and Gerber Products Company).  Beyond these roles, he has served as a member of the Nestlé Performance Leadership Team, identified as top leaders within the organization.

 As an educator, Michael serves as an instructor at the University of New Haven for their MBA Leadership and Corporate Strategy classes.  He is a certified Lore career coach and provides career coaching to UNH EMBA students.  Michael is a member of the Providence College School of Business Advisory Council and a contributor to college workshops and conferences.  He holds an MBA in Accounting and a Senior Professional Certificate in Taxation—Taxation of Corporations.

An often featured speaker and frequent contributor to tax conferences, seminars, and publications, he has served as a member and chair of various tax and accounting committees and is a Board member/advisor for several companies.  


B.S., Finance, University of Bridgeport
M.B.A., Accounting, University of New Haven.

Areas of Expertise:

Mergers and Acquisitions