Mike has over 24 years of combined experience in sales, marketing and commercial real estate; 15 of those years working with institutional and economic development organizations. He has been a member of the management team on 23 campaigns ranging from $250,000 to over $8,000,000 for chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and various not-profit organizations.
Mike brings extensive knowledge in campaign strategy, organization and management from his broad experience in all phases of the campaign. He has made over 250 leadership assessment interviews as well as conducted more than 2,000 investment solicitations with public, private and foundation leadership.
Mike began his career in development with The Suddes Group before joining Resource Development Group as a Principal. He served as Development Director for The Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he managed a team that executed the daily development, marketing and volunteer operations for the organization. In addition, he successfully directed an $8 million capital campaign. In other business endeavors, Mike founded, built and sold a commercial and multi-family property management business.
Mike earned a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Dayton in 1992. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in both Florida and Alabama. Mike is on the Board of First Coast Crime Stoppers in Jacksonville, FL as well as a Board Advisor to Prevention Plus Wellness. He previously served as a Board member of the Broward County Association of Fundraising Professionals. Mike resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Beth, and their three sons.
Michael P. Dryden