Michael is a highly effective executive with a comprehensive background in the management of sports and entertainment venues. For nearly thirty years, he’s developed a proven track record of organizing, managing, and executing initiatives while collaborating with various stakeholders. His ability to develop processes and empower strong teams has been the driving force for a number of companies, including ASM Global and Jones Lang LaSalle. Michael utilizes his experience achieving results in complex environments including major sports leagues, private sector companies, city and regional government and educational institutions to achieve success in his role as senior vice president of venue operations for Sports Facilities Companies.
In his position, Michael oversees venue operations across all SFC venues. Michael uses his broad and deep industry experience to participate in the ongoing progress of making SFC the leading national organization for the day-to-day management of sports, wellness, and entertainment venues. This is done by ensuring that the team leaders at each of the SF Network facilities build and maintain service-oriented cultures grounded on best practices, and our guiding principles. Michael provides oversight for several operational components including staff management and development, day-to-day operations, business strategy, information technology, and legal and risk management.
During a twenty-year career at ASM Global, Michael championed the infusion of technology and best practices to enhance a variety of systems and practices, including ones focused on staff development, customer service, security and safety procedures, preventative maintenance programs, procurement, and facility operational audits. Additionally, Michael oversaw numerous components of the facility development process, including design, construction, and capital planning, Michael has overseen over seventy-five projects valued at over $7 billion in original construction costs.
Michael was recognized by his peers in 2014 receiving the Hall of Headlines Award for Operations and Technology by Venues Today.