Michael is a business consultant and coach to leaders, managers, and high-potential talent. His mission is to inspire high-performance through innovation, creativity, and breakthrough thinking and planning. Michael is committed to people who want to lead their lives and those of others to achieve meaningful and purposeful contributions.
Michael’s work with Milestones, Inc. began in 2001 as an intern helping with client projects. His training on projects over the years, working directly with the firm’s Principals, positioned him for his current work and role with Milestones as a Senior Consultant. Between projects, Michael pursued an advanced degree, started a company, and consulted with various USA and international organizations. He is now working with Milestones, Inc. to expand the brand and build the client base. As a digital strategist, he consults on the importance of encrypted software for businesses, how to use technology to mainstream and expedite processes across corporations, and marketing, sales, and advertising in the digital age.
He has worked in the Entertainment Industry with companies such as NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount Studios, and CBS as a business management consultant, executive coach, and digital strategist. He has also worked as a consultant for UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital and a series of cooperative healthcare centers in marketing, sales, and brand development and client acquisition. Michael has also consulted and coached Academy-Award nominated Actors, members of the House of Representatives, and foreign dignitaries.
Michael was CEO of NewQuill Inc., a mobile app company for musicians backed by DreamIt Ventures in New York City.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, and his Master’s Degree in Teaching from the University of Southern California. He has used his education across diverse landscapes including consulting to the Los Angeles Unified School District and the California State and University of California School Systems, as well as his alma mater, USC, in overseas partnership in both China and Western Africa.
Michael speaks fluent Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and is the author of the book, “Wisdom & Might.”
Michael is now committed full-time to bringing transformation to the ESports and Video Gaming sector from Los Angeles and London to Shanghai. His background of professional gaming in games like “Dance Dance Revolution”, “Super Smash Bros.” and Battlefield as well as studying New Media Literacies with Professor Henry Jenkins at USC informs his approach to bringing a “4th Industrial Revolution” to the United States including helping businesses embrace artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Games help bring fun back into the business world and teach us all valuable lessons while uniquely supporting the holistic integration of our mental, emotional, and physical experiences on a daily basis.