Mike joined Greyston as CEO and President in 2012. During this time, he has continued to build on our company’s long heritage of creating opportunities for anyone who wants a job.
Mike’s visionary leadership has allowed our social enterprise to redirect traditional hiring expenses from those that exclude individuals (e.g., criminal background checks) to those that invest in ability regardless of background (e.g., training, access to safe housing and healthy food).
Mike led Greyston Bakery as president for four years. In this position, he grew revenue by 100% by tapping into global growth opportunities with Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever. He also expanded Greyston’s customer base, most notably with Whole Foods Market and Delta Airlines.
Before joining Greyston, Mike was a partner with BAO Food and Drink where he oversaw the development of the first business incubator in the country dedicated to organic food production and distribution. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and management, identifying business opportunities in high-growth and transitional industries. Mike serves as a business advisor to the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Enterprise Alliance helping to promote policies for a sustainable, flourishing economy. He is an in-demand speaker on changing the nature of business and creating opportunities for those most excluded from the marketplace.
Mike earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He grew up in Rochester, New York and now lives outside of New York City with his wife and two sons.