Mike O’Donnell here, thank you for stopping by. I’m pleased to present my professional credentials and body of work. My career is a composite of the people who have influenced me, the places I have lived and worked, the products I have helped to build and launch, and the problems I have been instrumental in solving.
My professional journey has taken me from the beaches of Florida, to university towns, up and down the eastern seaboard, the great plains, and the entire west coast. Travels for work have also taken me to the majestic cities of Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. I have loved every place I have lived, worked and traveled. The pictures that rotate at the top of each page are places I have lived and worked.
The people I have had the privilege of working with have defined me more than anything else. Most of them would say I am an entrepreneur. Some of them would say I am a trusted coach and confidant. I like to think of my self as a catalyst and doer. I see problems and try to assemble the right resources to solve them. I try to create innovative new products and the organizations necessary to support them. I try to bring about positive change and make life better for people. The bigger the idea, the better I am. Titles and credit are not as important to me as being in a position to make a meaningful contribution.
I am currently looking to join a venture-backed startup, accelerator, or innovation center, to put my 30+ years of experience and connections to work. There are many more opportunities to pursue and many more problems needing innovative solutions. Finding the right environment and team to work with is my next goal. I’m still at least 10 years away from “traditional” retirement, which I don’t believe in in any case. I believe my most productive and rewarding years are still ahead of me.