Federal Way man named CFO of Sound behavioral healthcare

Sound is one of the largest behavioral health providers in King County.

Behavioral health provider Sound announced Mike De Luca, of Federal Way, as its new chief financial officer after a nationwide, four-month search.

De Luca started his new role on Feb. 28 and will work closely with retiring Chief Financial Officer Paul Eisenhauer during a transition until April 29.

He brings significant healthcare finance, financial consulting and Lean accounting experience to the role. From 1992 to 2013, De Luca served in finance roles with increasing responsibility at Group Health Cooperative, culminating in the role of Executive Director of Finance, before launching Torre Consulting in 2014.

Torre Consulting is a Lean consulting firm with specialization in finance, accounting and revenue cycle. He is also a lecturer in finance and accounting at the Ohio State University and the Lean Enterprise Institute, specializing in Lean finance and accounting.

Having served as a Lean consultant (through Torre Consulting) at Sound for the past three years, De Luca already has extensive experience with the organization and its officers, which should contribute to a smooth transition.

“I am pleased to welcome Mike to Sound’s executive leadership team,” said Patrick Evans, president and CEO. “Having worked closely with him for the past several years, I am confident that his unique background, extensive financial expertise and outstanding leadership qualities will make him an invaluable and immediate asset to our team.”

De Luca has a Master of Science in Finance from Seattle University; a Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from Indiana University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language, Literature and Linguistics from the University of Rochester. He is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, from which he also holds the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional designation, and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with the Management Strategy Institute.