Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Slaughter joined the Astros in October 2015 and enters his fifth season with the ballclub as Chief Financial Officer. Mike comes to the Astros with extensive executive experience in finance, accounting and mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies.
Most recently, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer of Crane Capital Group. In that position, he assisted Jim Crane in the successful acquisition, operation and disposition of businesses in a wide range of industries, including Crane Worldwide Logistics, Crane Freight Services and the Houston Astros. In particular, Mike played an integral role in the purchase of the Houston Astros and subsequently the Double A Corpus Christi Hooks. From June 2008 to September 2015, Mike also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Champion Energy Marketing LLC, a leading retail electricity provider.
Prior to 2008, Michael was the Principal Financial Officer at EGL, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed global transportation and logistics company. Previously, Michael had also been EGL’s Chief Accounting Officer and VP Finance and Investor Relations.
Michael began his career at Price Waterhouse, where he rose to the position of senior auditor while serving public and private clients across a broad spectrum of businesses. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Texas-Austin in 1988. He and his wife Susan reside in Spring, Texas, and have a son Nick and daughter Emma.