Mike has several years of consulting experience helping clients drive value by delivering BI/Analytics assessments and roadmaps, effective workflow design, and end-to-end project implementations. Over the years, Mike has worked across numerous industries predominantly focusing in healthcare and finance.
His previous roles include working with state governments to develop healthcare eligibility policy as part of core system functionality for state run Integrated Eligibility Systems and eliciting the technical requirements/roadmap to update over 100 client used applications following a company merger.
Mike has a proven track record for successful project completion and meeting client expectations through rigorous analysis and thoughtful design. Mike holds a BS in Marketing and Supply Chain Management from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
He enjoys rock climbing, playing mediocre golf, making a mess in the kitchen, and spending quality time with his wife and dogs.
Since I was a child, I have been constantly asking two questions: “How?” and “Why?” to which my disgruntled parents would respond, “Look it up.” I have always been fascinated with answers and “look it up” I would. First, in paper encyclopedias, then as I got older that changed to using the Internet as a tool to answer my questions. At that point, I became interested in technology and the power it has to make people more effective.
While attending the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), I studied two complex entities (supply chains and people) and saw the budding relationship between these entities and technology. After completing my studies, I wanted to make my calling to help companies become business driven and technology enabled. I still want to answer the “How?” and “Why?” but now I draw on my experiences and detailed analysis for a better “How?” or a different “Why?”
This quest for knowledge has afforded me many interesting projects in my professional life and many hobbies (including learning to play instruments and building furniture) in my personal life, as well as giving me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people along the way.
A few of my passions include:
- Designing effective processes to help clients solve problems
- Facilitating workshops to gain alignment and prioritize key capabilities for clients’ strategic vision
- Breaking down complex systems to uncover inefficiencies and improvement opportunities
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