Chairman & CEO
Mike's life journey is focused on constant improvement and learning.
“Fly fishing is a perfect mix between being active and intellectual because, as they say, ‘You have to trick ‘em, hook’ em, and land ‘em!’"
Mike’s list of credentials goes on for eons. His corporate executive leadership dates to the early 90s, and his repetitive history of success as an entrepreneur began in 1998. Years of entrepreneurial, executive management, financial management, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, and business development experience render Mike an outstanding leader for the Lirio team.
Work & Education:
Chairman and CEO, Lirio, 2018–Present
Chairman of the Board, Lirio, 2016–Present
Senior Partner & CEO, BPV, 2011–2016
Managing Partner, Northshore Management Company, LLC, 2003–Present
Founder, Chairman, President, & CEO, HomePoint.com, 1998–2003
Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning, ZCI Integrated Solutions
President & CEO, Alliance for Quality Care, 1995
Executive Director, University Cardiovascular Care Consortium, 1993
B.S., Marketing Management, University of Tennessee, 1989
Mike is a Knoxville native who lives a life full of adventure with his wife and their two kids. Mike has learned from experience that there is no substitute for actually doing the work. As a result, each decision he makes is carefully planned and diligently executed. He believes in good friends, hard work, and enjoying life. His life journey is focused on constant improvement and learning.
Mac or PC: “PC”
“Random fact: I love to fly fish for trout. Traveling to fish is a passion. Trout don’t live in ugly places.”
“Fly fishing is a rhythmic sport. Women are better than men. You know why? Women have rhythm. Men think everything they do needs to have force and testosterone.”
Affiliations & Honors:
John C. Whitehead Award
Advisory Council to the Dean of the College of Business Administration
Former member of the Board of Directors for the Historic Tennessee Theatre
Chair of the Sustainability Campaign for the Historic Tennessee Theatre
Chair of the Endowment Campaign at the University of Tennessee SIM Center
Board member of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
Former Board member of Blount Hearing and Speech Foundation
Former Director of the Jason Foundation
Former member of the Advisory Council to the President at Furman University
Former lecturer for the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration
2010 Entrepreneur of the Year for the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration