Mike founded Red Zone HR in 2009 and serves as the president but Mike is very much a hands-on HR consultant to our clients.

Mike has over 20 years in human resource leadership positions in manufacturing, software and hardware development, forest products, and high-tech including five years as the Vice President of Human Resources for Digimarc Corporation, a global high-tech company providing IT solutions in digital watermarking and secure credentials. Mike has extensive experience in building the HR infrastructure from the ground up and building high performance team based work systems.

Mike is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Oregon State College.

Mike grew up in Eastern Oregon and has lived up and down the West Coast.  Mike and his wife are empty nesters with two grown two boys.  Mike is active in the community serving on boards, enjoys traveling, tasting wine, and cider.