A long-time Chief Information Officer with success across multiple industries leading and elevating IT organizations to drive meaningful business results.
I believe that when you create a trusting environment and empower people they deliver the best possible results. This philosophy has helped the companies I’ve led achieve great results and enabled me to be awarded CIO of the Year 3 times by 3 separate entities. I am passionate about mentoring those I lead as well as others in the IT field.
As founder of CIO Mentor, LLC, I leverage my expertise and empowering leadership style to guide companies in capturing the power of technology to achieve profit-driven business results. My methodology creates a bridge between business stakeholders and IT organizations, establishing a people-powered platform that aligns teams to compete. I also coach IT leaders in transforming corporate relationships, leveraging the right technology, and prioritizing investments.
An author and frequent key-note speaker, I deploy a relatable communication style to energize and motivate audiences of all types. I am sought after to coach executives and companies and speak on topics including the digital revolution from a business perspective, personal accountability, and next generation IT. My bestselling book, IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide, was named a top-ten read for CIOs.
I am deeply committed to my community and serve as a board director for the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative, supporting their mission of IT career growth and advancement in the Charlotte area. I am also Chair of the Business Relationship Management Institute.
Better known by clients and friends as "THE CHIEF"...
My passion is entrepreneurship, leadership, sales, marketing and technology.
I am fortunate to run and operate several businesses serving my clients, industry peers and community.
I enjoy serving my clients and business partners.
As a technology broker, I serve my clients in helping them select and implement the best technologies to run their business.
As a sales and marketing advisor, I also serve my clients in growing sales for their business.
In the technology community I spend my time developing relationships and learning from my board members and friends whom are members of the Ballantyne IT Professionals. It’s here where I enjoy meeting the best CIO’s and CISO’s in the Charlotte Tech Community.
Mike is also host of “A Fistful of Advisors” Podcast where he connects with many entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CIO’s and other C-Level executives.
I invest in developing business relationships with innovative and ambitious business executives. I enjoy working with like minded Entrepreneurs and Business Executives who want to grow their business and are willing to take on risk and invest in themselves to go after exponential results.