Michael R. West

Founder, Chairman of the Board

Mike West’s years of entrepreneurial experience, executive management, financial management, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, and business development serve as invaluable resources for the Lirio team.

Most recently, Mike was Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer at BPV Capital Management, LLC. He was Managing Partner of Northshore Management Company, LLC and Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO at HomePointe.com, where he negotiated partnerships with large brands such as Disney, HGTV, etc., oversaw website rollouts, signed strategic partners, and more.

Mike was President of Business Development and Strategic Planning at ZCI Integrated Solutions+ and President and CEO of the Alliance for Quality Care. His impressive history goes on to include the position of Executive Director at the University Cardiovascular Care Consortium and a degree in Marketing Management from the University of Tennessee.

Mike is a recognized lecturer, media guest, thought leader, and author featured in trade publications. He has been quoted by MSNBC, Reuters, The New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today, and countless local newspapers, and given on-air interviews with ABC, CNN, CNNfn, ESPN, Fox News, and NBC. He has made guest appearances on multiple radio shows, including Bloomberg. He is also featured in a Southeastern Conference (SEC) corporate imaging commercial viewed during SEC television broadcasts.

Mike is a Knoxville native with two cherished kids and a beloved wife. As a prolific reader who finishes about a book a week, Mike is currently in the process of reading a biography on every president. He lives a life full of adventure, and he has learned from experience that there is no substitute for doing the work. He believes in good friends, hard work, and enjoying life. His life journey is focused on constant improvement and learning.