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A creative, solution driven and hands-on CEO and Non-Exec with a strong track record of delivering high impact growth in private equity backed business. A strong commercial knowledge in B2B solution and service focused businesses, delivering clear vision and creating high performing teams.
Have developed a key skill set for being able to take an outside/in view of a business and work with the board to craft a strategy for operational excellence that leaves the business leaner, more agile and with a focus on maximising the available internal talent pool.
Equally well versed at engaging with key stakeholders and helping define the overall purpose of the business, its 3–5-year plan and potential exit, whether that be M&A, sale, aggressive continued growth, or migration into new markets.
With a deep understanding of key business drivers, managing stakeholders to maximise shareholder value and experienced in building and delivering value, enabling businesses to reach their full potential.
Key skills include:
• Sales and business development
• Relationship management
• Change management
• Product development
• Brand development
• Board level operator
• New business strategies
• Growth focus
• Key stakeholder management
• B2B Sales expert
Michael's Career History
Driven Worldwide Ltd
CEO and Previous Group Business Growth Director
February 2009 - Ongoing
Main board director responsible for the global development and growth of the Driven group companies. Remit incudes:
• Implementation of the group sales and marketing strategy
• Product definition and design
• Acquisition opportunities
• Vertical market and geographical expansion
• New business and Key account management
Ross Insurance Group Limited
Non Executive Director
March 2021 - November 2021
Director and Founder
June 2006 - February 2009
Sales & Marketing Director
October 2003 - December 2005
Mike has extensive business experience across multiple functions including sales, marketing, operations and finance. It was this breadth of knowledge that made him the right fit for our business. We engaged Mike in a NED capacity to assist us with formulating and implementing the strategic direction of our business. Mike took time to understand the business by reviewing our processes, meeting staff individually and meeting a number of our clients. He looked at our USP's including technical knowledge, suppler relations and personal service. Within a number of months his thoughts and recommendations were already having a positive effect on our business. We subsequently had the opportunity to be acquired and Mike provided valuable help in his NED capacity which included rolling his sleeves up to assist through the negotiations and arduous DD process. The end result being a successful sale of our business to the benefit of our clients, our team and our shareholders. Through the process Mike demonstrated loyalty, integrity, commitment to deliver and proved to be a valuable sounding board. I would recommend Mike to anyone who is also considering a strategic review of their business, requires a independent and challenging viewpoint and who wants help identifying and implementing their future strategy.