Michael freely admits to being fascinated by business models. “I do enjoy trying to understand the mechanics of a business, how it functions and what it is trying to do,” he says.
Michael’s experience comes from ten years with Cisco followed by ten years with a local technology services company -aap3 – where he is both a shareholder and one of two non- executive directors.
With a strong background in technology services especially the sizing, scoping and set up of technology projects and maintenance service contracts both in the UK and in Europe, Michael has performed in a variety of roles ranging from on-site engineer, ‘Doing the doing,’ to full departmental and commercial responsibility at aap3 which included leadership of a successful management buy-out initiative.
“Problem solving and analysis, business development, financial awareness and contract negotiation are where my key strengths lie,” he says, “especially relating to technology”.
With three sporty teenage children, Michael is often found alongside a cold, muddy rugby or hockey pitch; he much prefers the warmer indoor netball court!