Michael Papadakis

Senior Vice President and CFO

Michael Papadakis leads all financial activities and oversees a $6 billion annual budget as the chief financial officer and senior vice president of Business and Finance for The Ohio State University. He also is the university treasurer and leads the Office of Financial Services, which includes Treasury Management, Risk Management, Debt Management, the Office of the University Bursar and oversight of the university’s $100 million Economic Development Investment Pool.   

Mr. Papadakis led the university’s team on the $1.165 billion Comprehensive Energy Management Project and $483 million campus parking concession. Some of his other accomplishments at Ohio State include the issuance of the university’s century bonds, issuance of subordinated housing bonds, corporate “shelf-like” registration and initial $600 million financing, and completion of a 20-year wind power purchase agreement. He also was involved in the university’s affinity agreement with Huntington Bank and contract extension with NIKE. 

Mr. Papadakis also serves on The Ohio State University Medical Self-Insurance Board of Directors and the Oval Limited Board of Directors.  In 2014, he served as the university’s interim chief investment officer.  

Prior to joining the university, he served as a director of energy investment banking at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Mr. Papadakis held previous roles in corporate tax at Deloitte & Touche and strategic business valuation at Arthur Andersen. 

Mr. Papadakis earned his MBA in Finance from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and a BBA in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. He has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Papadakis is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

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