As president and founder of SPEAKING.com, Mike has created one of the most popular, friendly, resourceful, client-oriented speakers bureaus in the world. As a successful entrepreneur, Mike believes that good business hinges on “committed personal relationships, social responsibility and integrity.”
Mike has a hands-on commitment to SPEAKING.com and often personally involves himself with the day-to-day booking process to guarantee clients will be completely satisfied with SPEAKING.com services. He stays up-to-date on all industry trends, current events and new speaker candidates. He is an active member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Meeting Planners International (MPI), International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Mike graduated with honors in the Social Sciences, with a minor in Communications and major in Rhetoric (yes, we appreciate the irony of a Rhetoric major owning a speakers bureau), from the University of California at Berkeley. He has published hundreds of articles on meeting technologies, management, entrepreneurship, customer service, keynote speaking, the speakers bureau industry and leadership.
Out of the office, Mike can be found competing in water polo and long-distance ocean swimming; hiking/camping; gardening; creating sculpture; and supporting youth and environmental groups.