National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board
Founder & CEO, S3 Planning; Cincinnati, OH
Mike is passionate about building great companies in Ohio, helping military veterans transition into the business world, and caffeine.
Commissioned as a military intelligence officer in the US Army, Mike’s military career was cut short by an injury. Following his service, Mike was an engineer for Connecticut based Sikorsky Aircraft before pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities in his home state of Ohio. For the last decade, Mike has helped build leading businesses in the advanced materials industry, specifically carbon fiber and nanotechnology. These companies were built on university licensed technology and a combination of corporate strategic investors and non-dilutive state and federal grants, such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program.
Mike earned a bachelors of science in European History from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his masters in business administration in marketing and strategy from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He is currently the chair of Columbus Startup Week and founder and CEO of S3 Planning, a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs organize and document their business so they can more easily secure additional growth capital.