Michael has been described as half physicist and half global business executive. He's not sure about that, but he does use systems thinking and other tools to help companies transform processes, interactions, and results. His clients include high tech, healthcare, manufacturing, and business services.
Going to college to become the kind of teachers who’d changed his own life, Michael majored in physics and English. He was a founding member of the university’s Honors Colloquium, studying systems thinking and the nature of quality, which turned out to be a preview of his career. Wanting to be an even better teacher, he earned an MS in physics.
Michael was recruited in graduate school to pilot a process improvement program for a large electronics materials manufacturer. He later moved to product engineering, and then sales and marketing. He emerged 14 years later having made insane goals year-after-year running global sales organizations.
But he still wanted to teach so he founded the C-bridge Institute on the MIT campus to help organizations facing disruptive changes. The Institute grew to 52 faculty and staff and included one of the largest Theory of Constraints (TOC) practices in the world.
The Institute also brought notoriety to its parent company with Forrester ranking the 700 person C-bridge Internet Solutions ahead of competitors such as IBM and Accenture saying “The firm is a poster child for great training - demonstrated by its educational seminars and the skills transfer built into engagements...”
That skills transfer remains a core part of Michael's work. He wants to help leaders and organizations achieve their best futures by developing creative solutions to market and internal challenges, improving processes, and aligning goals and people.
Michael is a member of the Ascendant Consortium of highly ranked consultants, the Trebuchet Group, and serves as adjunct faculty and advisory board member at College America. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Good Samaritan Society of Fort Collins & Water Valley.
He lives just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park with his wife and two daughters.