Mike began his career as a copywriter and creative director. As a creative, Mike has been awarded virtually every national and international award for excellence: The Grand Clio, One Show Gold, Cannes Lion, and Communication Arts. Mike joined Hill Holliday as a group creative director in 1994, and was named executive creative director of Hill Holliday in 1996. In 1999, he joined DDB Chicago as executive creative director. A year later, he rejoined Hill Holliday as president. He was named CEO in 2003, the first nonfounder to hold that title. On May 13th, 2013 he was named chairman of Hill Holliday.
The list of clients for whom Mike has worked includes virtually every Hill Holliday client, such as John Hancock, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of America, Covidien, and Liberty Mutual, as well as other prominent national brands like McDonald’s, Maytag, and Gatorade.
Mike attended the U.S. Naval Academy and serves on the board of directors of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., as well as on the boards of a number of community organizations: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, Thayer Academy, the American Ireland Fund, and The Center of Excellence for Patient Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.