With 12 years of recruiting and executive search experience, Mike has played a key role in 150+ retained executive searches as well as the growth of SPMB from a 15 person boutique search vendor to the leading technology focused retained executive search firm on the west coast. Mike joined SPMB in the summer of 2005 and rapidly rose through the ranks as one of the firms’ most productive recruiters and has been leading his own searches since 2011. Mike was a very quick study on the enterprise software, security, cloud and mobile landscapes and has carved out an extensive portfolio of completed searches within this ecosystem. Mike has a degree in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Colorado and Boulder and lives in San Francisco with his lovely wife Sarah and beautiful daughter Grace.
What are you passionate about?
Family, Music (especially the live variety), Skiing, Hiking, Traveling, Sports and Literature…and my record collection!
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I’ve been to Europe several times (France, Britain, Croatia, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Norway) and I’ve been to 49 out of 50 states. Still need to check Alaska off the list…Iceland and Patagonia also on deck.
What is your favorite book?
Steinbeck — East of Eden
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Any starting pitcher on the San Francisco Giants. Live, breathe and watch baseball everyday while working every fifth day, sign me up.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I have an extensive collection of soul/motown 45’s from the early to mid 60’s. If you want to compare and contrast the best of Martha & The Vandellas vs Diana Ross and the Supremes, I’m your guy.