Mike began his career in technology in 2001 as the IT manager for Central Texas’ largest commercial and residential real estate firm. While there, Mike worked to develop and implement IT standards, evaluate tools and practices that increased efficiency and empower agents. Mike then joined a regional technology integrator as a systems and network engineer, where he installed, supported, secured and maintained enterprise-grade networks. He also obtained associate and professional level industry certifications in network security solutions, routing, switching, and server and systems design and management.
In 2009, Mike obtained his master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Baylor University with a specialization in Information Security, and went to work at a regionally-managed service provider as a solutions architect and virtual CIO for customers. There, he provided guidance and insight into leveraging technology and developing asset life cycle strategies. In 2011, Mike returned to his previous company as a department director. Mike updated and expanded the delivery practice standards for LAN, WLAN, VoIP, network security and data center systems, overseeing the successful implementation of many large-scale systems. Mike consulted with customers on new solutions and emerging trends, contributed to establishing policy, setting company direction and furthering the company’s culture.
Mike joined True North Consulting Group in 2017 as the Director of Strategic Planning to lead the consulting efforts for owner-direct engagements like comprehensive technology assessments, technology budget planning, network and system design and procurement, project management and network optimization. As a member of the leadership group, Mike contributes to the direction and development of True North.
Mike and his wife Laura have three children: Brooks, Juliet, and Arabella. His family keeps busy with tennis, Young Men’s Service League, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Junior League of Waco, Waco Cotton Palace, dance classes, acting classes, cello lessons, local theater plays and musicals, as well as rehearsals and performances for all of the above.
You can contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254.266.6381.