With Apptio, Mike manages two key account relationships in Apptio’s portfolio with their Technology Business Management initiatives, helping CIO’s utilize cost transparency to manage their IT investments in sustaining, growing and transforming the business. Through Apptio’s SaaS platform Mike’s clients manage more then $2 billion in annual IT spend.
Fresh Consulting, a digital media agency, delivers solutions utilizing Web & Enterprise 2.0 technology, creative design and content, collaboration technologies, social media, program and project management, and mobile app development.
As part of his belief in community service Mike serves on two non-profit boards, both focused on students and education. He is a former Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and currently serves as a Scout Venture leader.
One of the non-profits Mike works with is Work Force Development Center (WFDC) (www.wfdcenter.org). WFDC serves at-risk teens, teaching them valuable, real-world job skills through a sheltered workshop program building critical and non-critical aircraft structures for Boeing Aerospace. During his time as president at WFDC Mike lead an initiative to diversify the client base. Now WFDC works with more than a dozen clients in different industry verticals, serving more than 1,000 students through the program since its inception in 1990.
Mike served two terms as the President of the Seattle Chapter of the BYU Management Society (www.byuwa.org), which raised more than $100,000 per year since 2007 for college scholarships based on academic merit and individual needs. He continues to serve as a producer for upcoming chapter events.
Mike is known for public speaking and his powerful business networking skills. He has a strong digital media presence with over 78,000+ Twitter followers, and 1,900+ LinkedIn connections via his professional network. In 2012 his LinkedIn profile ranked in the top 1% of profiles viewed. He has been a guest lecturer on digital media at Brigham Young University and Bellevue College. Mike’s enjoys training others on how to network effectively both online and offline combined with sincerity to improve career opportunities and achieve career goals.
His expertise in digital media applies across industry verticals with clients of all sizes. He’s been refereneced in Forbes and interviewed and published by Business2Community, Spotlight on Seattle, Microsoft’s BITV, Business Week, Fortune and Smart Money magazines.
Prior to Fresh Mike began his professional career with WordPerfect Corporation leading a multinational development team in building the first release of WordPerfect Office in a handful of Germanic languages. His project management and sales leadership continued delivering high-value results for Novell, Intel, Fujitsu, Compuware, AT&T Wireless, QWest, T-Mobile, Boeing Space & Defense, Microsoft and Unisys Corporation.
Mike’s experience in sales resulted in multi-million dollar relationships with major firms in the Pacific Northwest including Boeing, Standard Insurance, Washington Mutual and States of Oregon & Washington. With a reputation for being a Change Agent, Mike frequently is tapped to turn around at-risk initiatives and relationships or to drive sales teams to exceed objectives. While at Comsys he managed a high-tech sales team to become the top gross-margin performing office in the country. While with Unisys Mike managed one of the firm’s top BPO relationships valued at over $60 million per year.
Mike graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Business Management and Marketing and a minor in Dutch Literature. He and his wife and 5 children live in Redmond, Washington.