Holding an honours degree in Economics from University College Galway, Mike is a former CEO and Chairman of Payzone where he worked closely with the Cardinal team during the period of CCI ownership. He is also the current Chairman of Centric Health. Mike served as a commissioned officer with the Irish Defence Forces from 1980 to 1989 and joined Cardinal as Managing Director of Cardinal Private Equity in 2020.
Mike was formerly COO of BT Ireland from 2004 to 2008. He has held senior executive roles as EMEA Operations Director, EMEA Marketing Director and EMEA VP Consumer BU with Gateway computers and started his career in technology working for Digital Equipment networking Division from 1989 to 1993.