Creating and running a successful business is hard work, and every business leader needs trusted advisors. Mike has lived that life, having spent thirty years in business as an investment banker, consultant, board member, and management. After he was admitted to the bar in 1976 in Wisconsin, Mike joined Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee. In October of 1978, Mike joined Smith Barney Harris Upham as a Public Finance investment banker in their Chicago office.