Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University, B.S. in Pharmacy
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, M.B.A.

Mike is a business executive with 20 years of industry experience including leadership positions at Fortune 100 companies, Merck and Procter & Gamble, and as a consultant with The Wilkerson Group, later part of IBM, where his responsibilities have spanned strategy, marketing, sales, and business development.  As a professional marketer, Mike has extensive depth and breadth of experience across the marketing discipline.  His efforts have resulted in successful strategies for multi-million dollar brands, world-class marketing programs, identification of innovative growth opportunities with new products and in new markets, and game changing acquisitions and partnerships. 

Throughout his career, Mike has built an in-depth knowledge of the health care industry, including bio-pharmaceuticals, consumer health, and managed care.

Mike applies his practical experience to the classroom environment and he also advises marketing majors in career development.  

Professional Experience

Merck & Co.:

  • Executive Director and Head, Corporate Business Development - Merck Vaccines
  • Director, Corporate Licensing - Vaccines and Biologics
  • Associate Marketing Director, Global New Products - Licensing & Acquisitions
  • Senior Marketing Manager, Oncology
  • Marketing Manager, Vioxx and Arcoxia
  • Marketing Manager, Aggrastat
  • Professional Representative, Pharmaceuticals
  • Senior Business Research Analyst, Live Viral Vaccines

The Procter & Gamble Co.:

  • Assistant Brand Manager, Stedicor
  • Assistant Brand Manager, Helidac Therapy
  • Analyst, Health Care Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management

The Wilkerson Group, Inc./IBM:

  • Associate Consultant