Mike ward

VP Sales

About Me

My passion is to take organizations to the next level, by focusing on the top line. I enjoy delivering Results through Leadership, Innovation, and Execution. I would like to leverage my background and experience to serve individuals, teams, and organizations so they may reach their full potential. I am seeking an organization that wants to grow through talent engagement and innovation. I want to help shape the culture into one that is fixated on the mission, while it embraces the journey.

My Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Talent Management
  • Account Management
  • Business Development
  • Consulting
  • Sales Leadership
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My Education

University of Dayton



Michigan State University




Talent Engagement Network

Inspired Innovation is the Key to Results.  Every organization wants to succeed and grow.
-Business challenges require innovation – finding a better way.
-Innovation goes beyond product development.
-Employee engagement  powers innovation.

How do organizations become more innovative?
Problem Solvers – Creative – Opportunistic

I’ve done the research:
Talent Engagement Network provides technology, training, assessment, coaching & consulting to move the needle on innovation and impact your specific business outcomes.




  • 2018
    Virtual Premises Enterprises, LLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 2015 - 2016
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Verus Global
  • 2013 - 2017
    Franchise Owner
    Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • 2012 - 2014
    Dir., Business Development
    Select International
  • 2006 - 2009
    Dir, Business Development
    Beeline / Adecco
  • 1994 - 2006
    Integrated Performance Systems
  • 1990 - 1994
    Training & Development
    Schneider Electric
  • 1981 - 1989
    Regional Sales Manager
    Square D Company

My Success Stories

Tms First TMS

Developed the first fully integrated Talent Management platform in the early 1990's. Included Training, Performance Management, Recruiting, & Succession Planning. Acquired by Adecco in 2006.

Dd Dignified Dining

Established unique NFP 501(c)3 organization to help feed the less fortunate via the restaurant industry.

Csi logo3 Space Marketing

Established comprehensive solution suite of marketing tools to promote 'space' - interior & exterior. Portfolio includes Drone technology, 3D Virtual Tours, Floor Plans, Photography, Videos, Property Showcases, Image Enhancement, and more. Established a client base of over 200 real estate agents and 100 commercial clients in 1st year.

Index Restaurant Franchise

Built and operated (2) restaurants. Success metrics included sales, EBITDA, employee retention, and customer satisfaction.