Mike has over 25 years of experience starting, managing and consulting with early stage and emerging businesses. With a perspective gained from building the Entrepreneurship Center at George Mason University, consulting internationally for US AID and the United Nations Development Program, serving on the Board Of Directors of Chambers of Commerce, Non-Profit and For Profit companies, he’s developed a deep understanding of how to start, grow and manage a company.
Mike specializes in working with organizations in the areas of strategic development, the marketing process, developing and executing online strategies, business planning and capital formation. Two of the ventures that Mike helped raise start-up capital for, and was a partner in, have recently sold. He has worked in the industries as diverse as real estate, on-line publishing and education, and economic development.
He’s been called a “business Swiss army knife” by the CEO of a Venture Capital fund and “the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur” by The Dean of George Mason University’s business school. Mike’s presentations at industry conferences and seminars have ranged from “Lead Management Metrics in the Real Estate Industry”, and “Capital Formation Strategies for Early Stage Companies”, to “An American Model of Economic Development for the European Union”.
Mike earned his MBA in Finance from the Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas and completed his undergraduate degree at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL. When he is not working, Mike coaches youth football.