President, Thrift Companies and GS Ventures
Dynamic, articulate communicator and highly skilled business manager with 20 years of corporate and private business management experience. Michael has proven himself capable of handling multiple projects to consistently meet goals. Strong analytical skills allow Michael to quickly uncover customer and employee needs and provide or create effective solutions. Michael has a proven track record in a variety of businesses for providing structure, leadership and management that allows for the growth of new entities and the profitable restructure of existing entities. Within eighteen months of joining Wells Fargo, Michael took control of a troubled branch in Cleburne, Texas. Within 18 months of that assignment, Michael had management control over 5 Central Texas counties, and reported the company’s highest growth and profit margin, and the lowest bad debt. Michael uses creativity and the insistence on fairness and honesty to set and then obtain professional goals.
Michael handles the Thrift family of companies. Under this task, he has been critically involved in the creation of communication companies, marketing and strategies for growth, taking over troubled communications companies and working with multiple state utility commissions as well as the FCC. In addition, he has been heavily involved with contract negotiations, interconnection agreements along with working hand and hand with telecom engineers and service providers for wholesale and resale of communications solutions.
Michael graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 with a degree in Agriculture; Embryology. Michael is actively involved with coaching and mentoring local youth through Top Level Athlete, a youth speed, agility and condition training group as well as three local select soccer teams and a youth baseball team. Michael is married to the amazing and wonderful Susan Hatfield, his college sweetheart and together they are raising three incredible children.