Mike is Head of Inclusive Small Business Banking at Live Oak, which provides education, banking, and capital to minority, women, and veteran owns small business owners. Mike also leads a nationwide business unit dedicated to independent pharmacies, investment advisory, insurance, and accounting businesses.
Mike has over 30 years of experience working with small businesses, with significant expertise in working with community pharmacies. While earning a Business Management degree from the University of New Orleans, he worked at an independent pharmacy where he managed day-to-day operations. Mike is the former Director of Pharmacy Acquisitions for a Fortune 20 drug distributor where he matched buyers with sellers, performed valuations, structured acquisitions and secured financing for independent pharmacies. He is passionate about coaching business owners on how to improve operations and profit margins while increasing revenues, cash flows and managing operating expenses. Mike truly has a passion for entrepreneurship and desire to assist small business owners to be successful.