Partner, San Francisco
Firm veteran, prolific author and leader of our Organization Design, Corporate Strategy and Transformation efforts.
With more than 30 years of consulting experience, Michael has predominantly focused on the strategic and organizational initiatives that drive clients’ performance and long-term value.
He has advised business leaders across a wide array of industries, with recent engagements focusing on commercial aerospace, enterprise technology, and athletic footwear and apparel.
Michael is a co-author of Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag & Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power, released by the Harvard Business Review Press in 2017. Time, Talent, Energy presents our firm's research on the factors most impacting human capital productivity, as well as hundreds of case studies illustrating how companies can liberate unproductive time; deploy, team and lead their best talent; and unlock the discretionary energy of their respective workforces to improve productivity and financial performance.
He is also a co-author of Decide & Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization (HBRP, 2010) and The Value Imperative: Managing for Superior Shareholder Returns (Free Press, 1994).
Michael’s experience and expertise has been featured in many leading publications, including the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. In 2006, Consulting Magazine named him one of the year's "top 25 most influential consultants."
Michael holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with distinction, and a B.S. in Economics, with highest honors, from the University of Kentucky.
Michael has served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco and the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues.