Michael Flaherty

Chief Financial Officer, American Beverage Corporation


Michael Flaherty is a finance executive with 25 years of diverse experience in power generation and consumer products. Mike is a CPA with a B.S. degree in Accounting and an MBA from Duquesne University. He started his career with Westinghouse Electric holding positions in accounting, finance and information technology during his 7 years with the company. Mike spent the next 15 years of his career with Reynolds American and affiliates (maker of Camel cigarettes and Grizzly chewing tobacco) holding executive level positions in business development, operations and finance in Louisville, London, Amsterdam, Winston-Salem, and Memphis. After leaving Reynolds American, Mike returned home to Pittsburgh assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer for American Beverage Corporation (maker of Little Hug fruits drinks and Daily’s cocktail mixers). Within this role, Mike was charged with returning the operation to profitability and preparing the company for sale, which was successfully accomplished in March of 2015. Mike is currently working with American Beverage’s former owner (Royal Wessanen) leading the post-closing activities related to the sale of American Beverage.

Mike is a native of Pittsburgh’s east end and attended Central Catholic High School. He and his wife Lori have been married 20 years and have two children, Collin and Hailey. In 2014, Mike was named Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the year. His profile is on Linkedin and he can be contacted at Michael.flaherty2@verizon.net.