Mike is the Founder and Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC – a professional training firm focused on leadership development.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993 where he was an honor graduate and a Distinguished Cadet. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. He spent five years as an Armor officer in a variety of roles including Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Personnel Officer and ROTC Instructor at Duke University.
After leaving the Army, he joined McKinsey and Company as a management consultant before starting THOUGHleaders. His new book One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership is designed to help leaders define who they are and what their personal leadership philosophy is.