Michael is the founder and CEO of The Mentor Group and a prominent figure in the field of project management. Over his 40-year career, he has developed and implemented Project Management systems for various companies in many industries, including Energy, Banking, Education, and Construction. He has influenced organizations around the world to realize significant savings based on personnel, process, systems and other continuous improvements.
Prior to the Mentor Group, as an executive for Chevron Asia South, Michael was responsible for championing and coaching leadership behaviors as well as setting the standards and driving excellence in the effective use of company capital. In 2003, he coached the Unocal Thailand North Pailin Gas Development Project, one of the three finalists for the prestigious PMI Project of the Year award, helping him and Unocal gain international recognition.
Michael is heavily involved with the Thai community and among other social contributions he coached a non-profit project of national importance for the Thailand Department of Mineral Fuels. In addition, he has worked closely with the Thai Ministry of Education, coaching executives and teachers, thus contributing to the improvement of the Thai education system. He has also been a lecturer of Project Management at the College of Management of Mahidol University in Thailand.
Mike is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a Licensed Master Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Coach and an Executive Coach. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama.