Mike started his career with the US Coast Guard where he served at both the US Public Health Clinic in Hawaii and the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. After his tour in the military, he moved to the State of Maine and started a family.

His career with the State of Maine started with Social Security Disability Determination Services directing a disability claims team and providing technology services. He then spent several years directing the Maine CDC’s Statewide Immunization Program. Shortly after that Mike discovered the wonderful and challenging world of public procurement. His first foray into public procurement was working as a Contract Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services.

After several years with the DHHS, Mike had the honor of serving the citizens of Maine as their Chief Procurement Official. He then served as a regional Outreach and Education Director with NASPO ValuePoint a cooperative purchasing organization. Mike is now able to continue his passion for public procurement running a modest consulting business assisting public procurement entities and suppliers.