Donald McMichaelI spe­cial­ize in help­ing busi­ness lead­ers uncover oppor­tu­ni­ties, nav­i­gate the finan­cial and oper­a­tional com­plex­i­ties of decision-making, achieve results that really mat­ter, and over­all increase the busi­ness’ value.

It’s all about exploit­ing busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties. But not at any cost – I use my ana­lyt­i­cal skills, for­ward think­ing, and cre­ative nature to pro­vide the focus and insights that achieve results that are impor­tant to that organization.

Sim­ply put, I build and man­age strate­gic ini­tia­tives that improve everyone’s profitability.

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I’ve never been afraid of push­ing myself. In fact, I thrive on it.

Since my first year at Duke University’s Busi­ness School, I’ve been work­ing on projects that require me to stretch my think­ing beyond con­ven­tion. It’s these critical-thinking and cre­ative problem-solving skills that allow me to help orga­ni­za­tions ful­fill their potential.

With a suc­cess­ful track record (which includes a seven-year career at Show­time Net­works as a Vice Pres­i­dent and Direc­tor in cor­po­rate devel­op­ment roles) my true tal­ents lie in devel­op­ing neat, eas­ily under­stood play­books that allow one to reach a desired objec­tive in a com­plex, uncer­tain envi­ron­ment. Cut­ting across both the finance and strat­egy func­tions, my work at For­tune 500 com­pa­nies such as AlliedSig­nal and Via­com, has resulted in over $500 mil­lion of initiatives.

Hav­ing com­pleted over 10 Cen­turies (100 mile bicy­cle ride) I have a proven track record of accom­plish­ing stretch goals. I tend to main­tains a can-do atti­tude in every aspect of my life because h knows that focus­ing on the right thing with the right assets pays off.

You can learn more about Don­ald on his per­sonal site or on Twit­ter; @DonaldMcMichael .