Michael has an extensive background leading growing organizations, serving the financial services and life-science sectors. He has been a retained executive search Managing Director since 2011 and has worked closely with client companies to effectively identify, assess and successfully recruited top talent in a variety of industry sectors including Financial Services, wealth management, pharmaceutical, communications technology, hospitality, sales, and Human Resources. A former CEO, Michael also has 30 years of direct management experience in both private and public companies. He served on the boards of three public companies, including a current Board seat with Speedemissions, Inc., an Atlanta based emissions testing company with a national footprint. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President of a firm that provides strategic regulatory & clinical consulting to pharmaceutical and bio-life/technologies companies. His broad range of experience includes being a public company CEO and having led early stage companies. Michael has a B.A. from Aquinas College, and an eMBA from Ohio State University. He also leads the executive-in-transition practice: Career Advisor Services.