As CEO, Mike sets the Netsmart vision and strategy. He focuses on meeting the company’s business objectives, securing resources for growth and supporting the Netsmart mission on behalf of its associates and clients.
Since Mike joined the company in May 2011, Netsmart has more than doubled in terms of clients and revenue, acquired multiple companies, and launched new data analytics and revenue cycle management businesses. Under Mike’s leadership, Netsmart has been named one of Kansas City’s fastest growing companies and a Champion of Business by the Kansas City Business Journal as well as a best place to work by Ingram’s Magazine.
Mike came from Cerner Corporation, where he served for 13 years in a variety of roles. The last five years he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In that capacity, he oversaw delivery and client relationships for Cerner’s worldwide operations. Mike created a centralized implementation model that improved predictable and timely implementation of best practices, created an advanced technology focus that produced key innovations that extended the reach of the existing solution set, launched a leadership development program, and refined client coverage models, among other accomplishments. During his time at Cerner, the company grew revenues to $1.7 billion with 10,000 employees worldwide.
Mike also co-founded and managed Maryville Technologies, a Midwest-based integrated IT solutions company.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Kansas State University. He serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and is a volunteer board member with the American Heart Association, American Royal, Kansas State University and Wildscape Foundation.