Founder, Visionary, Innovation Guru, Chocolatier
When asked by their mom and dad, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” most people might reply with professions like doctor, lawyer or teacher. Not Michael. His reply was probably more along the lines of, “I want to take a chocolatier apprenticeship in Paris, go into business with my mom making fine chocolates, revolutionize the coffee beverage industry and innovate the single-serve coffee industry!” That spirit lives on in Michael on a daily basis. He is the chief innovator, product developer, industry analyst and manager of customer engagements for SolaBev. Michael grew up in Colorado and has led his company’s teams for over 25 years from his office in Denver. Michael’s coffee and beverage industry knowledge is unsurpassed. This provides a foundation for creativity and innovation that led to the development of the SolaBev system. In those rare moments when he’s not innovating, Michael can be found playing golf, traveling the world (often to exotic destinations where coffee is grown), relaxing his mind on the yoga mat or reading the weekly Economist.