Michael Watkins


Michael Watkins is a Principal at EBITDA Growth Systems and the author of the book, Scaling to Exit. Michael’s personal mission is to help organizations transform themselves into growing, profitable companies. His considerable expertise is the result of more than 30 years in senior executive roles in a variety of settings ranging from publicly traded companies to technology start-ups.

Those experiences created in him a passion for helping owners of small- to medium-sized businesses overcome the unique challenges they face every day. Over time, he discovered that companies receive the most value and impact by coming alongside them, rolling up sleeves, and joining them in trenches. Our radically different approach to management consulting—which utilizes hands-on training, coaching, and development as well as expert counsel and sound advice—is the foundation for our clients’ incredibly successful results.

Michael’s formal education includes: Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law; Masters of Business Administration, Finance from Hood College; and Bachelors of Arts, English from the University of Rochester. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar.