With a career spanning more than 20 years in human resources leadership, Mike has only focused on those who make the magic happen for guests and customers. Working for acclaimed luxury brands, Mike’s people expertise spans all disciplines. Immediately prior to founding Salmon Bay Consulting Group, Mike served as Vice President -Early Careers at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. In this executive position, he transformed universityrelations for the company by partnering with leading hospitality management schools to tailor student experiences.
Mike’s experience includes building learning and development programs, creating staffing models for a medium sized businesses, coaching forperformance management and establishing market-leading compensation structures. With a keen eye toward employment law, Mike served as the President of the Seattle Area Hospitality Human Resources Association representing hotels and restaurants of all sizes in the Seattle market.
The philanthropic spirit is tremendous in the Pacific Northwest. Mike never could have imagined the success of Run of Hope Seattle when he co-founded the event with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Guild in 2009 to support Seattle Children’s Hospital. Since then, Run of Hope has contributed more than $5.5 million to research in Seattle.During his spare time, Mike enjoys exploring everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer with his partner, Starrla, and his pup, Sadie.You can often find them enjoying a fried chicken dinner while sipping on a great IPA at their favorite taproom in Seattle’s Ballard Brewery District.