Michael is a son of educators, and corporate intrapreneur turned 3x entrepreneur. His passion for helping people reach their potential was fueled by his own rise from poverty to international recognition as a market strategist. He co-founded PAIRIN after over a decade as a certified coach, and spending six years living in Russia coaching many at-risk young adults to successful careers. As the CEO of PAIRIN, he works to bridge the opportunity gap for future generations by enabling educators and employers to predict and develop behavioral performance.
In this role, he’s had the privilege of partnering with organizations like the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, the VA, post secondary institutions and many workforce readiness programs. He’s deeply involved in the regular analysis of soft skills data from >100K entrepreneurs, veterans, students and business people. He is an ICF certified executive coach, avid cyclist, fly fisherman and award-winning chocolatier.