Mike began his professional career in commercial banking in Los Angeles with United California Bank which became the original First Interstate Bank. Mike and his family moved to Boise Idaho in 1993. He worked for several banks (Bank of America, Farmers & Merchants, Wells Fargo) until he retired from Umpqua Bank in 2017. His career in banking spanned 45 years with some time out with ventures in commercial real estate sales and leasing. Along the way he has been involved in non-profit boards with 10 years on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County and 10 years on the board of Life's Kitchen.
Mike can help with creating and analyzing business plans, budgeting and forecasting, (both early stage business and ongoing businesses), analyzing financing needs and banking arrangements, determining best types of financing for the business, analyzing real property purchases and financing options, and other general business issues and opportunities.