Michael is a veteran of the hospitality industry where he served in a variety of leadership roles with major brands (Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and IHG), independent hotels, third party management companies and food service operators. Early in his career, Michael also spent several years helping run a family owned/operated manufacturing business and worked a brief period on his own insurance and financial services practice for Northwestern Mutual Life/Baird Investments. Michael had a specialty in employee benefits programs for small business owners and self-employed professionals.
Michael originally hails from White Plains, NY. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing at California State University Dominguez Hills (Los Angeles area). He started his hospitality management career in the Los Angeles area and had the good fortune to live, work and experience several regions of the US. Part of Michael's family is from Italy, which gave Michael opportunity to learn, to speak and have a good working, conversational knowledge and fluency of Italian and Spanish.
Michael recently moved to the Triangle area after becoming engaged to Raleigh native and Wake County elementary school teacher/literacy coach. He has one 19-year son who currently resides in Richmond, VA while attending college. Once married, he will be inheriting a 25-year-old step son who is a proud alumnus of NC State Wolfpack!
Michael's Industry Specialties will include (but not limited to) - Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, Bakeries, Grocery/Convenience Stores, Food Service Distributors/Equipment Manufactures, Franchises of all kind, Independent Owned Professional Business Practices (Insurance/Financial, Medical, Dental, Law and Accounting Firms).