Previous experience serving on a Board of Directors for a 501(c)3 organization within the Behavioral Health space. Currently seeking out new opportunities to give back in a similar capacity.
A charismatic, humorous, and self-deprecating story teller; a recovering English Literature and Philosophy major constantly on the search for forums to discuss the big ideas of our times, and / or the comically mundane minutiae of our daily existence.
Experienced team leader, fitness enthusiast, and professional coach, skilled at helping his clients navigate transitions, and transform themselves professionally and physically to enable them to live an optimized life. Offering a holistic approach to ensuring you're living the best way for you.
With over 10 years of experience recruiting and leading talent acquisition teams in Silicon Valley, an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a decade of experience working with a top tier consulting firm - I bring a global mindset and a consultant's toolbox to all my projects.
Discerning investor always seeking out opportunities to fund game-changing, world-advancing, and life-enhancing companies. Member of ASU InvestU, an Arizona State University and Thunderbird Investor Network.
I am a story teller at heart. And an adventurer. I build things. I help people transform themselves, whether that's physically or professionally. I inspire people to seek out the adventures they are destined for.
Like many high school students in the ’90s, I read The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I found it to be the most profoundly sad book that I had read up to that point in my life. Well, perhaps second saddest book. Where the Red Fern Grows is the only time I book brought me to tears in a classroom. I never wanted to become Walter Mitty. A man for whom adventures were just dreams, who felt powerless over the direction of his life. I never wanted to just “live the life that everyone else is living.” I made a decision to chart my own course. I studied the things that I wanted to learn more about. And I’ve built a career around following my curiosity – not the crowds. I will be the first person to admit that I am not a conventional leadership coach. Nor am I a conventional recruiter. Or a recruiting team leader. My pedigree is unique. I’ve traveled the world. I’ve fought forest fires in Colorado. Idaho, Utah, and all up and down California. I surf (poorly). I climb mountains. I coach little league. I fly drones. I’ve built a life that is profoundly satisfying. And nothing brings me more joy than helping others do the same. And it’s accumulation of those rich experiences that enables me to do that better than most.
"I participated in Slalom's Ignite leadership program with Mike as our guide. What resonated with me about his approach was that he didn't just give us the answers, rather he coached us along a path that helped us come to our own understanding and perspective. He was also able to strike a balance between sharing industry knowledge and his own personal views without skewing us to only a single opinion"
“I was a part of the first cohort to participate in Slalom's Blueprint program, and Mike was our guide / facilitator. My experience was beyond incredible. It was a time when I got to learn about my colleagues in depth and understand our strengths and weaknesses. Mike ensured there was absolute transparency and vulnerability between the participants which really created a unique bond and strengthened our working dynamic on future projects. Mike has a very easy going nature which made the entire experience more enjoyable!"