Mike has been a leader in the direct marketing space since 1998. He thrives on transforming businesses to help them achieve their full potential.
As the CEO and Chairman of Data Axle, Mike oversees the fulfillment of the company mission – to help all companies exceed their goals with powerful data and the company’s award-winning Axle Agency. While at Data Axle, he acquired five companies including Lake Group Media, Exact Data and GoTime to elevate the company to be a formidable leader in data.
Early in 2020, Mike made the decision to transform Data Axle into a virtual, “work from anywhere workplace,” to meet the needs of a modern workforce, reduce the overall carbon footprint of Data Axle and allow for uninterrupted client service during the COVID pandemic while providing a safe working environment for employees. This has resulted in improved employee productivity, creativity, and engagement.
Prior to joining Data Axle, Mike served as the President and CEO of Mobile Messenger from 2009 to 2011, establishing the company as a dominant mobile technology content distribution player in North America. He was CEO of Epsilon from 2001 to 2009, transforming Epsilon into a leading database marketing company. Epsilon achieved a more than threefold growth in revenue and a sixfold increase in EBITDA under his leadership. Prior to being CEO, Mike was CFO of Epsilon and was instrumental in the spin out of the business from American Express.
He has extensive experience in working with financial sponsors and has served as operating partner at CCMP Capital. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and English from Boston College where he graduated magna cum laude and is a former Certified Public Accountant.
Since 2017, Mike has served as Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee at Tenerity, previously known as cxLoyalty, a travel loyalty platform acquired by JPMorgan Chase.