I worked with Mike during the ownership transition of the Cat Media business. Mike had previously managed Cat Media, turning it into a professionally run organisation that was ready for sale. During this time Mike’s retail experience and expertise was instrumental in building a successful and profitable international business. Although Mike was transitioning out of Cat Media at the time his passion for the business never flagged. His professionalism and commitment to ensuring the transition phase was well executed was superb.
Mike has a good eye for detail and a strong understanding of the success drivers for a vertically integrated retailer. He has the intelligence to know the limits of his knowledge and the ability to attract and appoint the most appropriate resources when he has identified areas that need attention. Mike is able to collect and interpret disparate information streams and is confident in his ability to make decisions appropriate for the business with the information available. I look forward to working with/for Mike again soon.
Mike is a pragmatic leader that knows how to cut through noise and get down to the job at hand. He knows how to motivate and lead a team to be successful across a broad spectrum. He has an ability to understand the detail, but not lose focus on the big picture. Mike is a hard-nosed executive when making difficult decisions, but has always remained fair and honest to his integrity. Mike has a unique skill when it comes to communicating difficult and complex business issues to varied stake holders in a simple ‘layman’ language gaining understanding and buy-in from the decision makers.
Mike is a mover and “make it happen” guy. Perceptive to the business and people needs. Gets a lot done in a short period of time and is ready to do more the next day. Very genuine and helps out people. Many connections with businesses who can help him out with advice or assistance.
I reported to Michael in my role as Brand Manager for Skin Doctors which was one of the businesses/brands that Michael over saw. I found Michael to be an innovative leader whom had a passion to drive the business far greater than the boards expectations. I would be honoured to work with Michael again. Mark Fowler
Over the past 18 months I worked closely with Mike in his project advisory role with BNT. I found Mike excellent to work with and true Retail specialist. I hope to work with Mike again in the future to help more retailers realise business benefits from strategic IT investments.
Michael is an experienced retailer with attention to detail and focus on streamlining operational processes and delivering organisational efficiencies. Michael has a practical approach to working with his peers and has a strong network of international retailers and suppliers.
Mike’s strategic mind, coupled with real life on-the-ground experience, allow him to advise C-Suite executives like nobody else I’ve worked with. He is a straight shooter who can get to the real issues in lightening speed.
Michael is a highly effective retail, logistics and IT executive. He delivers excellent results by combining his unique mix of knowledge, professional experience and people skills. A true professional.
Michael is a dedicated and thorough person who challenges the status quo and sets high expectations for the quality of service he requires.He is a strategic marketer and operations executive not afraid of challenges.In respect to my dealings with him I would gladly accept opportunities to work with him in the future. He has a strong commercial sense and I am anticipating his new business venture will be very sucessful.