Mike is a Atlanta, GA native with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tuskegee University and more than 12 years of Project Management and leadership experience. Before co-founding VPG with COO Andre Lewis, Mike spent three years working as a Drill Site Manager for Chevron, responsible for executing Deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico. He also spent several years playing professional baseball.
Mike's passion for real-estate development, community enrichment, problem-solving, and construction have helped pave the way for the success the VPG team has seen since its inception in 2010. Under Mike's leadership, the team has been recognized by INC 5000 as the 2018 Fastest-Growing New Orleans Company, and by INC 500 as the 250th Fastest-Growing Company in America, and the 8th Fastest-Growing Real Estate Company in America. Additionally, as VPG CEO, Mike has been recognized as Biz New Orleans Top 10 Real Estate Influencers, Gambit's Top Forty under 40, and the Social Renaissance Outstanding Millennial in Real Estate.
Mike is a board member for the LSU Health Foundation in New Orleans, a Board Member of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a former board member of the New Orleans Real Estate Investment Association, a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.