Before founding ThankTank and Nonprofit Business Solutions (NBS), Mike spent nine years with the investment bank JPMorgan, where he was a Vice President responsible for the operational management of forty staff across three business units. Mike also managed international divisional mergers, Six Sigma quality initiatives, and large-scale system implementations. Mike was the first Leadership Day President’s Award winner for the development of a “Leveraging Diversity” training program designed to capture competitive advantage through cultural diversity.
Mike’s passion and interest in nonprofits grew out of a year-long sabbatical, during which he visited national parks and spent time in almost every state. He then spent five months as a volunteer adaptive ski instructor, helping those with disabilities enjoy alpine skiing.
When Mike reentered the world of business, he chose to immerse himself in helping nonprofits become more efficient and successful. Their causes became his. Mike spent three years at HomeEarth, Inc., a nonprofit fundraising company, where he served as Managing Director of Client Services and Business Development. In 2005 Mike founded Nonprofit Business Solutions. With over fifteen years of intense hands-on experience in improving a wide range of not-for-profit development department operations and e-commerce programs, Mike then founded ThankTank in 2015 to fill a technology gap that was hurting nonprofits ability to retain donors. Mike is a leading expert in the industry.
Mike earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Vermont.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Tessa, and their two young kids William and Ella Marie (the inspiration behind the ThankTank A.I. eMarie). When he is not a human trampoline, he enjoys skiing, tennis, anything on, in, or around water and travel.