Michael Sattell

Michael Sattell is president of Ovation Communities and the Foundation’s board of directors, and chief executive officer for all operations. As CEO Mike sets the strategic vision and leadership for Ovation and leads the development of resources for our Foundation endowment and specific purpose funds. Mike’s responsible for fiscal, educational, operational, and quality assurance performance; board development; Pastoral and Kashrut; fund development and stakeholder relationship building and retention.

Before coming to Ovation Communities Mike worked for 30 years at Sattell, Johnson, Appel & Co, S.C., a Greater Milwaukee Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm. Mike earn a BBA in Accounting from University of Wisconsin, Madison and is a certified public accountant, certified in financial forensics, certified as a fraud examiner and has experience as a valuation analyst.

Besides working at Ovation Communities Mike is involved in several professional organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mike serves as the Treasurer of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, the director of the Milwaukee Audubon Society and is a Executive council member for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee.