CERTIFIED BUSINESS INTERMEDIARY
Mike is the CEO and a founding partner of Agency Brokerage Consultants. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and a certified Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). He studied chemical engineering in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Tech and a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech, continuing through becoming a Ph.D. candidate. He holds a real estate broker license and property & casualty and life & health agent licenses in Florida.
In 2012, he helped Oak Street Funding launch a highly successful webinar series on various educational topics for insurance agency principals and remains their top presenter with topics drawing nearly 400 registered participants at one time. He also contributed numerous articles to Oak Street’s “Bridge” publication since 2008 and regularly publishes articles on ABC’s blog. Mike has been a guest on a variety of industry podcasts including the “Connected Insurance” podcast with host Michael Jans, “Spot on Insurance” podcast with hosts Ted and Arlene Tavares, “Fix My Agency” podcast with Dr. Billy Williams, and “Agents Growth Academy” podcast with host Jim Schubert. He was also a featured panelist on an “Acquisition Bootcamp” series created by Live Oak Bank.
Mike has been involved in more 220 M&A transaction and more than 1,250 valuations for insurance agencies and brokerages around the country, making him one of the most experienced dealmakers in the insurance industry. For more than a decade, he has won numerous awards within the industry including the “Chairman’s Circle Award”, “Deal Maker Award” and “CBI of the Year” awards from the International Business Brokers’ Association (IBBA). In 2017, he was named to the prestigious National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts “40 Under Forty” list of brightest emerging leaders in the business valuation profession. In 2020, he led the ABC team to winning M&A Source’s “Top Firm” award and to ranking in the top 3 sellside advisors in the insurance industry according to S&P Global.
Michael lives in Melbourne, FL with his wife, Erica, and their three young children.