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Work experience

Oct 2008Jan 2009

AVP / Regional Director of Technology

Instructed client base sales techniques to increase sales with Social Media.

Introduced new and emerging technology to sales staff.

Newly enacted California legislation eliminated this position.(CA SB133)

Nov 2004Oct 2008

Manager

Patagonia Finance

Managed web exposure, increased the search engine rankings, trained new hires on software and new technology, and taught monthly seminars to the public.

Featured on television, radio and in print media.

19992004

Loan Officer

Technical liaison for the office, trained office staff on intranet use as well as proprietary software.

Starting the conversation

Do we really need a

Social Media .ist

Advocate of building real relationships, brand loyalty, and client satisfaction by real engagement in Social Media and emerging technology.

Summary

Accomplished executive with proven results in developing and implementing cutting edge strategies that support business and financial objectives. I am recognized as an expert in applying Web 2.0 concepts to marketing, community building, sales and relationship projects.

A respected leader, negotiator, and networker. I have the ability to create new relationships using a wide variety of technological and social marketing tools.With over three decades of dealing directly with the public I can benefit your company by increasing internet exposure, applying that exposure to a sound marketing plan and netting solid results.

Mike is…

Moderator: of one of the largest groups in ActiveRain (over 130,000 members)

Television: Frequent interviews on evening news and morning financial show KRON 4

Radio: Guest speaker on KYCY 1550 am, KION 1460 am

Print: More than 40 articles published in Reuters News and the Chicago Sun Times Family

Quoted: Interviewed and quoted for articles in BankRate, Scripps, the San Jose Mercury News and others, including the Front Page of The Wall Street Journal

Awarded: one of the Top 20 Bloggers in 2007, Winner of the MTO Vlogging Contest

Blogger: Guest Blogger at ActiveRainGuide.comLenderama , The Mortgage Cicerone , Mortgages Unzipped

Featured Speaker: at REBlogWorld , Las Vegas 2008

References: I am deeply humbled by what these wonderful people have said

Other: Mike is One Crazy Cat who must be followed? Really? mikecrazycat.mp3

Consultant: Hire Mike