Mike is an Organizational Leadership Practitioner. In this role he partners with c-suite executives to deliver custom, system-wide solutions that build capacity for collective leadership and results. Through a mix of consulting, facilitation, coaching and education he helps clients carry out strategy by attaining greater strategic direction, enterprise-wide alignment and organizational commitment.
Mike has over 20 years of hands-on international experience partnering with senior leaders to develop and execute business strategies. He has worked with a full range of client organizations and industries – from global Fortune 500 firms to large public, nonprofit and social sector organizations.
Before joining CCL, he held organizational development roles with KPMG, VERITAS Strategic Management Services and Palladium Group, where he was Senior Vice President with the strategy and corporate governance practices. His client work has been the subject of articles, presentations and case studies and has earned awards for excellence in enterprise-wide strategy execution and board governance.
He has developed innovative solutions such as the Realizing Strategy Model, Change Readiness Assessment, Executive Team Learning Roadmaps, Strategy-Focused Capability Planning, Office of Strategy Management, CEO Scorecard, Balanced Scorecard Governance System, High Performing Board Framework, Executive Succession Process and Strategy-Focused Reporting to increase a client’s potential for performance breakthroughs.
In academia he’s held leadership roles in executive education at Texas Christian University and the International Business Institute at Messiah College, where he developed global-ready leadership talent through custom, experiential and traditional learning strategies across 14 countries. As a faculty member, he’s taught courses in international business, strategy and organizational development.
His research focuses on the executive behaviors, practices and organizational structures that enable and constrain strategy implementation in complex firms. He is a frequent speaker at client events and has also partnered with membership organizations such as the AICPA, FEI, IMA, NACD, etc. to share ideas-that-work with their professional audiences.
Mike has a B.S. in social sciences from Messiah College. He holds an M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in accounting and management. He earned a D.B.A. at the University of Manchester (England) in strategy and organizational behavior. He’s completed coursework in ethical decision making at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is also a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Leadership Coach.