Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Revlocal
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States.
Mike attended San Diego State University-California State University
Almost 20 years ago I decided to leave a safe and secure job to risk trying something different. I felt like I was at a professional fork in the road and I veered right. That decision became one of the defining moments in my professional career. I started working with a local business owner who was struggling to accomplish his dream of running a successful internet business originally started from his basement. I didn't learn until later that he was on his third maxed out credit card when he risked hiring me!Ever since, I've always had an appreciation for the passion local business owners have to pursue their dreams, provide for their families and shoulder all the hard work that goes with it.Eventually our struggle took a change for the better. We were one of the first companies in our industry to use Google Adwords to promote our business online throughout the country and it was a huge success. Knowing how powerful the right online marketing strategy can be drives me to want to help other business owners in their struggles to succeed. It's such a rewarding feeling knowing that the team I am a part of is making a difference in the lives of business owners and their families.