Founder & CEO of one of the fastest growing background screening firms in the U.S.- Safe Hiring Solutions– with thousands of clients such as Liberty Mutual Insurance, Kiwanis International, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs and Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company.
He has more than 25 years of violence prevention experience that includes being a violent crime detective with the Metro Nashville Police Department where he was instrumental in developing and implementing the largest law enforcement-based family violence program in the U.S. as well as a lieutenant at the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Mike has graduated from numerous law enforcement training programs including Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) and the GM Proving Grounds Driver Instructor Program and developed training curriculum on violence prevention for the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA.
Mike consults with thousands of schools across the U.S. and helps them develop violence prevention programs, focus on connecting red flags and mitigating risk of violence as well as helping them prepare and react to an event. He works with some of the largest school districts and as small as single building private schools.
Mike is the author of “Choking in Fear: a Memoir of the Hollandsburg Murders” which was the basis for a documentary on the Discovery Channel titled Very Bad Men.
Mike has facilitated violence prevention training and consulting nationally and internationally to organizations such as U.S. Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, National Sheriff's Association and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Mike is also active in the community has served on numerous boards including Northview Christian Church Stepping Stones, Outreach Inc., Domestic Violence Network of Indianapolis and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.