Strategic Advisor and Investor Observer
As a strategic advisor Mike provides support, advice, and guidance to our CEO, board, and leadership team. He works in collaboration with our founder to help her, and the team, realise our dreams for this business.
Mike is passionate about applying what he has learnt to help entrepreneurs and their teams make smarter strategic and tactical decisions, to build shareholder value, and delight their customers. He has founded two SaaS businesses, exited from one and led another to exit. His ambition for Stratigens is to help the company, its founder, and the team to achieve their full potential and to realise their own goals.
Mike started his career as a commissioned officer and aircrew in the Royal Air Force before entering the tech industry where he undertook a range of management roles before reaching Vice President level in the UK and EMEA with Compaq Computer, Hewlett Packard and Sony.
Having realised that working with inspirational entrepreneurs with big ideas was infinitely more satisfying than climbing the corporate ladder (!), since 2005 he has devoted his time to building and supporting the growth of start-up and scale-up technology businesses.
Outside work, Mike spends his time fixing things to make them work better! He builds custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles, restores vintage Harley-Davidsons, classic American cars, trucks and military vehicles.