Mike Cantrell, CMI


Mike Cantrell, CMI is a Principal at Merit Advisors. As the sales and use tax practice leader for the Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas areas, Mike is responsible for business development, technical oversight, client service delivery and local practice management. He believes there is nothing more satisfying professionally than creating value for clients.

Mike joined Merit in 2020, bringing nearly 30 years of experience. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Crowe LLP, serving as SALT Practice Lead for the Southwest Region. Prior to that, Mike was a Director and Dallas SALT Practice Leader at Hein & Associates, and a Senior Manager at both Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mike earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Texas Tech University. He is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI) in the Sales/Use Tax Section.