I was raised in Maine, attended both Military school and University, and then joined the Marines. After leaving the service, I worked in various industries including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and I also taught at CSU Northridge.
In 2004 it was time to try my hand at my own business – providing payroll and human resource services to small businesses. That field coincides nicely with the Marines’ training in procedure, repetition and process control.
I enjoy helping people and believe that kindness works best alongside my “never give up” approach to life.
With more than 18 years of experience in IT, I have been involved with several successful small businesses where I have played an integral role as a technology leader and have helped them achieve their goals.
I learned at an early age that I naturally seek out answers and this led to defining the details for projects and solving problems. I found I was good at directing rather than following. As one associate said, “When Mike says he will take care of something, it is done.”
I love helping businesses and individuals attain their goals and dreams. I am grateful for being healthy and live with purpose. My intent is to be beneficial to the universe and its living creatures.
I have been a passionate leader of diverse experiences ranging from small business to enterprise sales for 25 years. I am known for attracting top talent and for my insightful strategy and execution to deliver consistent growth in turnaround situations.
Now that I have retired from corporate America, I am delighted to share my expertise to benefit small businesses in achieving growth and success through bookkeeping and financial knowledge. I think SmartBean™ is the perfect platform for me to accomplish this.
As a newly minted college grad with little more than a degree in business under my belt and a passion for the stock market, I set off to Tokyo at the peak of the dot-com bubble to build a career in the fast-paced and cut-throat hedge fund world.
By the time I returned to the US nearly fifteen years later, I not only carried the hard-earned wisdom and battle scars of several market cycles, but also a broader appreciation for the most enduring, impactful, and rewarding parts of life. To me, those are the relationships we build with our children, our spouses, our friends, our clients, and our colleagues.
As a small business owner, I value tools and small business bookkeeping services like SmartBean that makes life easier. SmartBean allows me to focus more of my time on building those relationships, exploring a wide array of market opportunities, and maybe even sneak in a round or three of golf!