As a director at 1898 & Co., Mike is responsible for bringing together cross-functional technology teams to lead client projects across the critical infrastructure industry.
Mike attended Kansas State University, where he studied animal sciences, before going on to earn his MBA from Webster University. After his MBA he started a career in information technology (IT), beginning with a communications technology provider leading integration projects before moving into enterprise software development and implementation. Joining Burns & McDonnell in 2018, he was an IT department manager responsible for heading up the corporate IT Project Management Office before bringing his project management skills to client projects.
How Mike helps his clients
Mike works to see that each project has the right team with the skill sets and experience that will help bring a unique perspective to clients’ projects to keep them moving forward. As technology continues to advance, Mike brings together diverse teams with unique skills so that clients are fully supported on their technology programs. Mike also works behind the scenes to provide project teams with the correct tools and capabilities so they can focus on making their clients successful.
What motivates Mike
Mike is motivated by seeing the impact his teams have supporting clients’ critical infrastructure and navigating change in their industry. No matter what challenges come his way, he and his team recognize that their client is the most important.
A little bit about Mike
Before Mike joined 1898 & Co., he worked at the St. Louis and Kansas City Zoo doing veterinary work and animal care. One of his many cool experiences was assisting in two lifesaving surgeries on the resident elephants at the Kansas City Zoo. It’s safe to say that Mike enjoys taking his family to the zoo on a day off or spending time with their many family pets.