Michael has been a small business owner for a number of years, with an extensive background in strategy consultancy as a solution specialist.
He has a proven track record in multi-site operations and driving rapid expansion, which saw him develop a passion for operational best-practice, focusing on reducing stock shrinkage and optimising cash flow.
Michael is also recognised for his strong HR management, coaching and people development practices, and is an active contributor across operational pilots and trials, incentive and sprint structures, as well as training, coaching and skills development.
Underpinning Michael’s retail experience is his strong commercial and analytical mindset. He has an Honours degree in Finance and worked as a high net-worth advisory within the banking industry for Investec and Standard Bank.
As an advocate of smaller business, Michael joined the four other directors of Azenko in 2018 to drive fresh digital innovation for the SME sector, finding better solutions for their success.
Mike is married with two young children and is an avid golfer with an impressive handicap.