Industry Specialist - Food Technology and Packaging
Mike brings over 30 years of experience in the food industry to Graham Partners’ portfolio companies. Currently Senior Coordinator of Global Growth and Business Development at Whole Foods Market, Mike also serves on the Advisory Council for Graham Partners portfolio company EasyPak.
Throughout his career, Mike held various leadership roles at companies such as Fresh Food Concepts, Townsend’s Inc., Wise Foods, Inc., The B. Manischewitz Company, LLC and Guiltless Gourmet, Inc., among others. In 1987, he founded Strategic Marketing Methods, a consulting firm providing marketing, business development and advisory services to consumer packaged goods, grocery and food service clients. He has also served on the boards of directors and advisory boards for a number of organizations and companies, including Passport Food Group, Monterey Pasta Company and the Strategic Alliance Advisory Board for David Michael Flavors.
Mike earned his B.S. in Marketing from California State University at Los Angeles and his M.B.A. from The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He successfully completed Unilever’s North American Senior Management Development Program and The Xerox Professional Sales Skills Training Course.