As Chief Financial Officer, Joseph F. Purcell serves as an integral member of the executive leadership team of The Michaels Organization, with lead oversight for The Organization’s financial operations. In addition, Mr. Purcell also serves as President of Continental Mortgage Corp., an FHA mortgage company, which structures funding transactions for Michaels’ developments and acquisitions, and arranges refinancing that ensures the continued preservation and recapitalization of affordable housing. Until 2013, Mr. Purcell also served as president of Michaels’ tax credit syndication company, Prestige Affordable Housing Equity Partners, which under his leadership grew from doing private placements to being a national syndication platform, financing more than 10,000 units. Mr. Purcell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (former member of Committee for State and Local Government). He has received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Temple University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.