As chief executive officer, senior manager and consultant I have collaborated with boards, senior management and staff to build the financial, community impact and governance capacity of start-up and high growth institutions for two decades. My leadership resulted in successful private-public partnerships, strategic alliances and community engagement initiatives for community benefit, conservation and educational organizations in Hawai‘i, California and Washington.
I attribute my successes in good part to a gift for attracting talent and developing high performing staff teams, boards and volunteers, pairing my strengths with theirs, engendering cultures of excellence and learning and building institutional value for new and different ideas. Journeys around the world fuel my passion for people and cultures; a vocation as an artisan baker nurtures my creativity and charism for hospitality; and my training as an ecologist inform my curiosity about how the systems of natural world, including humans, work.
Fulfilling the potential of children through experiential and expeditionary learning, serving the disabled and the elderly, conserving and protecting wild places and our national parks and building vibrant, impactful organizations has been my life work since graduating from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Conducts strategic and operational reviews of community benefit organizations to facilitate executive leadership transitions.
- Provides a 3rd party fresh-perspective for boards and senior staff who wish to consider new directions and strategies to heighten mission impact.
- Facilitates capacity-building, responsibility enhancements and empowerment of senior staff and board during transitions.
- Apart from corporate search companies, Mike facilitates executive searches with the unique perspective of 2 decades leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Phone: (808) 542-3347
Address: 2130 Haena Drive
City, State, Zip: Honolulu HI