As a partner with Ernst & Young, Mike developed, led and drove significant growth in a number of practices.
He created, grew and led, as Global Director, the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Industry practice from 1988 to 1998, managing 2,500 professionals and personally serving many of the largest international real estate organizations in the U.S. and around the world.
Mike then served as the firm’s Director of Strategic Investments, managing E&Y’s investments in 40 small and emerging growth companies. He was also a senior partner for Quality and Risk Management with responsibility for internal risk management in 30 countries.
Mike’s experience with middle market entrepreneurs includes advising many small-medium clients in Silicon Valley on tax strategy and planning. Earlier in his career he was in investment banking and corporate law. He has also served as a project and country manager for projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.