An accountant by profession with over 25 years experience at Board level in PLC, consultancy, software, and Oil & Gas exploration and services sectors. As a consultant in the oil & gas sector, Mike has worked around the globe advising international PLCs on their business finance, growth and operational strategies. Already recognised as a leading expert in his field Michael went on to become a specialist in Venture Capital for this sector in the 1990's.
In the late 1990’s he began to focus on early stage companies, advising entrepreneurs on business plans, business finance and starting a business.
Mike joined Beer & Partners in 2004 as an Associate in the Thames Valley Region. He quickly became one of the firm's top performers, combining his knowledge of capital investment with Beer’s investor database and successfully arranging funding for business opportunities . After three years, Michael became Chief Executive in 2007.