Michael Gart is the Chief Financial Officer at The Second City and manages the financial, human resources and technology activities of the company. Michael also works closely with the senior management team to provide strategic and financial guidance and data that supports the growth initiatives of The Second City. He has many years of experience as a senior financial executive in entertainment, publishing, advertising and other media businesses, including over 25 years at Tribune Company in Chicago. In his last role at Tribune Company, he served for 7 years as Senior Vice President, Finance & CFO at Tribune Media Services. At Tribune Media Services he managed operational planning and budgeting and facilitated strategic planning for it’s 12 products groups focused on entertainment information and content syndication. Michael has led numerous operational technology projects that built strategic capabilities and significantly improved efficiency. Michael holds a BBA and MBA in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago.