Like Builders Exchanges in California, Mike’s family came into the Santa Clara Valley in the 1890’s. Mike was born in 1964, and graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose and Santa Clara University. Mike graduated with a Double Major in Marketing and Economics as an undergraduate and also received an MBA from Santa Clara.
Mike’s professional career includes 10 years with United Way of Santa Clara County as a fundraising professional with experience in working with a wide variety of accounts, including the American Red Cross, Applied Materials, Gilroy Foods, San Jose Mercury News and Ernst & Young. Mike particularly enjoyed developing and supporting special events for companies such as Lockheed, LifeScan and the Harlem Globetrotters. Mike later worked as an account manager with Ceridian Performance Partners, with such major accounts such as the GAP, Bank of America, Oracle, Levi-Strauss, Applied Materials and Apple Computer. Mike joined the Builders Exchange in December of 2000.
While at the Exchange, Mike has developed a wide range of membership activities and programs for the members. Mike has made his mission at the Exchange to do whatever he can to support the members. Mike has expanded the range of seminars, social events and membership services to get more members involved in the Exchange. He is especially proud of implementing the Online Plan Room, which has peaked at over 100,000 user interactions in one month.