Mike Benusa


  • B.S., Accounting, St. Cloud State University
Professional Credentials
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Mike manages the St. Cloud office, which previously was the firm Benusa, Gruber, Maiers & Associates until merging with Carlson Advisors in 2010. Mike's professional experience in and outside of public accounting allows him to have a unique perspective on tax planning with the goal of maximizing the profitability of closely held businesses.

Business Experience
Mike’s 30-plus years of experience include 12 years focused on tax and business consulting with closely held businesses and nine years at Nike International, where he spent six years as head of finance for the Asia/Pacific region and three as finance and commercial director starting Africa operations. Mike has been in St. Cloud for 11 years working primarily on consulting and individual/business tax planning and compliance.

Interests & hobbies
When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, improving his culinary skills, and volunteering for the CentraCare and Quiet Oaks Hospice boards and committees.
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