Mike Wilson is Senior Vice President of Finance for LongHorn Steakhouse and an Officer of the parent company, Darden Restaurants, Inc. He is responsible for overall financial planning and analysis, operations analysis and control, and capital development review for a company with more than 550 restaurants, 35,000 team members and $2.5 billion in annual sales.
Mike joined Darden in 2010 as a Senior Internal Auditor after working multiple years for Deloitte. During his time at Darden, he has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility in Brand and Enterprise Finance. His Brand finance experience includes roles supporting Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, Yard House, LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden. Mike has also served multiple years in Enterprise Finance working on M&A, divestiture, corporate restructuring and long-term strategic planning. Most recently, Mike served as Vice President of Finance for Olive Garden.
Mike graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Accounting. He also holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.