Mike is the proud parent of three amazing children. They keep him and especially his incredible wife Lorie very busy. Mike has been involved in numerous non-profits (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Stand Up for Kids, UCI, Leadership Circle, United Way) over the years primarily by writing checks. He felt it was time to do more and is thrilled to be on the LAEF board, helping all of the children in the Los Alamitos Unified District. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Los Angeles Unified School District. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics and is also a graduate of UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business where he earned his MBA in Finance and Marketing. He is passionate about the importance of education and the opportunities it can create for all children.
During his 25-year business development, sales, advertising and marketing career, Mike has distinguished himself as an innovative leader focused on developing exceptional client solutions. He has established a track record of delivering exceptional results in transformative environments. He has successfully built strong teams through a transparent and highly accountable leadership model.
In his current role, Mike leads Business Development for EY’s (Ernst & Young) Government and Public sector in the West region. In his prior position, Mike was Executive Vice President, Advertising for the Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG). He was responsible for revenue, strategy and development for the Los Angeles Times, latimes.com, cars.com and Times Community News (seven daily and weekly newspapers and websites); he also oversaw the Ad Operations and Advertiser Marketing functions.
He has previously held senior sales and marketing leadership roles with Dun & Bradstreet, Experian Business Information Services and Onvia Inc. Mike feels very fortunate that he has been able to work in such great environments with such great brands and with such high quality people. He wants to bring what he’s learned in the private sector about excellence in business development, marketing and leadership to non-profits like LAEF.