Mike Bufano

CFO at Allbirds


Mike Bufano is the current CFO at Allbirds. Prior to this, they were the Founder & Principal of Formidable Combination from January 2020 to December 2020. In this role, they served as Interim CFO & Head of Strategy for Misfits Market. Mike has also Transaction & Fundraising Advisory Projects, where they advised high growth, late-stage omni-channel beverage company on potential transaction options; advised high growth pre-IPO DTC beauty company on IPO readiness, capital structure, & debt dividend; and advised early stage consumer products start-up on successful Series A fundraise. Mike also performed potential transaction diligence for private equity firms.

From 2010 to 2020, Mike was the EVP, CFO-Plus at Panera Bread. In this role, they had operating & P&L ownership responsibilities in addition to their CFO duties. Prior to that, they were the Director, Strategic & Financial Planning, PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB) from 2001 to 2010.

Mike Bufano has a MBA in Marketing & Finance from The Wharton School and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Mike also attended Boonton High School.

Some direct reports include Katina Metzidakis - VP, Investor Relations & Business Development, Kyle Khasigian - VP, Finance, and Nassim Marhamat - VP, Controller. Mike Bufano reports to Joey Zwillinger, Co-Founder & Co-CEO. Some of their coworkers include Sandeep Verma - Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Vernachio - COO, and Daniel Li - General Counsel.



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