Mike is a big picture leader who loves connecting with people. Working with teams to develop short and long-term strategy is a core competency. He has a broad network of contacts in and out of multiple industries – local and international. His experience lies in mid-size entrepreneurial firms with a focus on growth, leadership and building world class cultures. He has a deep understanding of sales and marketing strategy, C-level operational expertise, project development/financing and crisis management.
Acquired a multi-unit restaurant company with three western Canadian locations. Rebranded, recapitalized and grew it to nine locations and $25 million in revenue.
Co-founded an Alberta-based hospitality firm with two locations and $12 million in revenue, growing this business to 14 related entities and $45 million in sales.
Was a member of the senior management team (Director of Marketing & Resort Programs) that built western Canada’s largest student travel/tour operator which saw over 4,000 guests travel to national and international resort destinations on an annual basis.
Played a pivotal role in the corporate restructuring of a multi-unit hospitality company that has emerged on more stable financial ground.
Created and executed large scale events associated with the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, The annual Calgary Stampede, the 2004 Calgary Flames playoff run, and the Global Petroleum Show.