Associate Advisor, Prospect Services, Athlete Brands & Partnerships
Mike has had a long history, connection and passion for sport and the game of hockey, lacing up his first pair of skates at the age of 4 and immediately starting his young hockey career. Over the course of his minor hockey days, Mike was instrumental in winning numerous championships and personally gained accolades and recognition winning a host of personal awards. Unfortunately, after sustaining a serious hockey related injury, Mike was forced to face the difficult reality that he would no longer be able to play the game he had come to love.
Looking to find something that could replace his passion for hockey, Mike was introduced to the game of golf at the age of 17. He quickly realized that his natural athletic ability, competitive drive and unwavering pursuit to achieve personal success could all be attained by redirecting his focus to excel in golf. Mike’s new-found passion, along with his dedication and determination, translated into new opportunities and early success. He played on multiple high school golf teams, won numerous tournaments and went on to attend the Golf Business Management Program at Holland College in Prince Edward Island. He turned pro in 2005 at the age of 23, only 6 years after swinging a golf club for the first time, has competed and worked at many of the top ranked golf courses throughout North America and the Caribbean, and has been a proud member of the PGA of Canada for over 14 years. While no longer playing competitively or traveling for golf, Mike now gives back by offering golf lessons and supporting youth golf initiatives whenever possible.
As a passionate sports enthusiast, instructor, and community volunteer, Mike has most recently turned his competitive drive and professional focus towards entrepreneurship. He has built a successful Financial Services Practice that caters to high-net worth personalized investment portfolio design and in 2017 he graduated top of his class in the Hockey GM & Scouting program through SMWW.
In his capacity as Associate Advisor, Prospect Services, Athlete Brands and Partnerships, Mike is a key member of Link’s Athlete Advisory Team in both the Hockey and iSport Divisions. Mike’s primary responsibilities focus on professional and amateur athlete talent Identification, recruitment, new client integration and ongoing athlete management, developing new market engagement and strategic brand alignment opportunities, and the facilitation of athlete brand partnerships. Mike resides in Casselman, Ontario, Canada with his partner Erin.