Mike Mies joined St. Vincent de Paul as Executive Director after more than 20 years’ volunteer experience with the organization. Mike most recently served St. Vincent de Paul as Council President and Board Chair, and has held leadership roles at the local and regional level in addition to being a volunteer caseworker.
Mike is a proven leader with extensive US and international experience, with a unique ability to assemble, motivate and manage a team of committed professionals to achieve strategic and operational objectives. Mike has functional expertise in general management, finance, marketing, strategy development, M&A, start-ups and business integration. Prior to taking his current role, Mike was the Chief Executive Officer of NClear, Inc., an early-stage environmental technology company, where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Mike’s prior experience includes: President of a management consulting practice he founded to provide management and advisory services to private companies experiencing managerial, strategic, operational or growth-related challenges; Founder and CEO of a wireless broadband service provider; CFO of public telecom companies in the US and in Germany; and Director of European Operations for a Fortune 500 company, with P&L responsibility for a $165 million pan-European distribution business.
A native of the Detroit area, Mike earned his BA-Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Michigan, and MBA (magna cum laude) from Wayne State University. He spent eight years living and working in Europe (Antwerp, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland, where his two children were born). Mike and his wife of 38 years live in Alpharetta. In addition to his work and volunteer activities, he enjoys tennis and red wine (not together, usually).