Highrise Networks | Mike Bergthold

Optima Office

5120 Shoreham Place

Suite 280
San Diego, CA 92122

d. (858) 361-0481





San Diego IV

Mike Bergthold


Mike is the CFO of Optima Office and a Partner of the firm. Mike also serves clients as a Consulting CFO for numerous Optima clients.

Mike  utilizes his vast experience in a wide array of industries to address complex situations and to quickly focus on key issues as a collaborative senior executive team member. Mike solves high-level problems by creating actionable plans, which drive immediate and measurable results.

Mike joins Optima Office from Pharos Diagnostics, where he continues to serve as the  Chairman of the board and key executive.

Mike’s previous experience includes serving as President, CFO, and Chief Restructuring Officer for many public and privately held companies in a broad range of industries such as financial services, real estate, transportation, IT services, and manufacturing. Mike has developed a reputation as an effective strategic planner as well as a skilled operations manager and is proficient at developing and implementing marketing plans and training sales staff.

When advising clients in distress, he has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to implement turnarounds, raise capital when needed, and successfully negotiate with lenders and investors. He leads clients through the complex legal processes of formal and informal reorganizations and brings unity to often disparate creditor and investor classes resulting in renewed, recapitalized, and viable business enterprises.

Mike has assisted companies at all stages dealing with financial, organizational, management and psychosocial relationship issues so common to in rapidly changing environments. After developing these deep relationships, he often serves in a continuing role as a Board member or advisor.

Mike began his professional career as an auditor with Andersen after obtaining his BS in Accounting from Arizona State University and from 2004-2008 led EY’s business development for AZ & NM. Mike held a CPA license for 25 years in California and Arizona.

Home for Mike is North County San Diego.  Mike is active in many professional organizations, is an active oceanic paddleboarder and avid skier.  He travels extensively with his wife, Sheree, who is an incredibly successful entrepreneur.  He and Sheree are the proud parents of two successful and independent children.

Highrise Networks, Inc.

800 S. Figueroa, Suite 925

Los Angeles, CA 90017



(213) 712-9080