When I think back on my experience working with Mike, I’m struck by the methodical manner in which he broke down complex problems in an effort to come up with practical and sustainable solutions. Most business problems are really the confluence of interconnected issues across an organization—from Sales to Marketing to Operations. Mike’s approach always took into consideration the holistic nature of the problem, which really helped when formulating practical solutions. Negotiating business obstacles was never a painful experience with Mike; he is a very approachable and effective communicator, capable of translating a clear path forward for a wide variety of audiences, up to an including the senior leadership of an organization.
Vice President – Growth Brands, Flowers Foods
Mike is strategic and business-focused. He sees the entire playing field and understands the interests of all stakeholders to identify creative, “win-win” solutions. His personal and balanced approach helps others elevate their emotional intelligence and make thoughtful, difficult decisions. Mike’s passion to treat his client’s challenges as his own, combined with his zen-archer business intuition, drive positive results.
Vice President, Humm Kombucha
I have known Mike for over 20 years in both a personal and professional capacity. Mike has a keen understanding of business and strategy, and he is someone who quickly grasps complex problems and situations. Mike is honest and is a focused and direct communicator who cuts through the noise and eloquently gets to the heart of the matter. Mike is one of the best active listeners I know, and he employs compassion, business acumen and intuition to help clients solve problems. Too often, my experience has been that “very successful people” often sacrifice relationships, learning, compassion and community, well, Mike is a great example of “AND,” he is a master at both.
Founder & CEO, Meriwether Group