Michael loves to help businesses and the people that lead them determine the next best step – upward


Before chairing a Nashville Convene CEO Team, Michael helped Asurion, the leading provider of technology protection services, and Des-Case, a growing manufacturing company, each more than quadruple in revenue (Asurion was over $1 billion when he left) over a 5 year time frame.   In short, Michael loves to see people and businesses grow.

Admittedly, he’s a bit of a strange combination of left and right brain thinking, with degrees in business and engineering.  His blend of creative and analytical skills enables him to assess complicated, multi-disciplinary issues, and help create the right path to success. As a marketing and sales executive, he designed and implemented complex corporate strategies, and led teams of all sizes in large and small organizations.

Now, through Upstairs Consulting, he’s focused on helping even more companies learn how to grow through executive coaching and Convene.  He’s learned to play to his strengths, and help others do the same.

Michael earned an MBA from The University of Michigan, and a electrical engineering degree from Kettering University.  Michael and his wife have four children, two daughters-in-law, and one grandchild.  His family has also developed a passion for Haiti. He feels fortunate to have had great mentors along the way, and hopes to pass along a bit of what he’s learned to others to help them in their journey.


About Our Team

Convene’s mission is to connect, equip, and inspire Christian CEOs and business owners to grow exceptional businesses, become higher-impact leaders and honor God. Through peer-to-peer and executive coaching insight. Growing toward increased personal and business impact. Leading to an ultimate Kingdom legacy.


Michael’s coaching is about moving upward.  If you are looking to grow…if you are looking for sparks to help ignite action – for you and your business – then he might be right for you.

He helps you sharpen your thinking, question your answers, and put plans into action.  He brings real world business experience, top academic training, proven assessments, and practical skills to his clients.  He’s about moving upward, and work well with those in high growth…or those wanting to be.


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