Resource Partner at 101co3
Tax & Accounting
Gil Michel is the CEO and president of The Caleb Group, Inc., a small business solutions firm located in South Bend, IN. As a 2nd generation accountant and entrepreneur, Gil has had a sense of financial stewardship engrained into him from his father, who started Gil working in his NY accounting firm arranging tax returns since he was 10 years old. Gil’s experience has evolved from working in one of the top ten CPA firms to working one-on-one with small business owners in developing realistic budgets to create wealth for their families.
Gil’s passion to see urban cities turned around, inspired him to form TACTT, Inc. (www.tactt.org) in 2003 (Teens Achieving Community Through Training). TACTT is a financial literacy program that empowers teens in the five areas of entrepreneurship, real estate, banking/personal finance, investing, and positive life skills. In addition TACTT seeks to match teens with mentors and create part-time jobs and micro-businesses to develop a strong work ethic. Gil’s work with TACTT, Inc. has garnered him respect by working with organizations such as Upward Bound College Preparatory Program, Family & Children’s Center, Goodwill Industries and the University of Notre Dame.
Gil volunteers his time also by offering financial workshops to inner-city churches and helps them to efficiently budget and fashion their lifestyles toward discipline and growth. He is requested to speak, motivationally, to civic groups, business organizations, youth groups and a plethora of organizations.
As an unpaid, ordained minister, Gil’s missionary work in Ghana, West Africa is considered one of his life’s highlights. He pastors an inner-city church called That Church Downtown and seeks to empower, “the least of them”, by helping to inspire men and women toward positive and productive lifestyles.
He is married to Marketo and has one daughter, Jolai and one son, Christian.
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