Michael’s 15+ years in the Natural Food Industry began as a Grocery Team Leader at Fresh Fields. After opening their Reston and Tenley stores, he transferred to a Bread & Circus store (after Whole Foods purchased Fresh Fields) to get a better understanding of the Whole Foods process.
From the stores, he went to the Whole Foods Regional Office as a Bulk Buyer, and quickly became the Regional Grocery Buyer for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Whole Foods. As a buyer, Michael was able to grow the region’s business by 15% – 20% every year for 6 years. It was as a buyer that Michael formed the lasting relationships with manufacturers and brokers that helped him to take the next steps in the evolution of his career to become a broker.
As a Regional Sales Manager for BIN, Michael built and developed a successful and effective team for the 5 years he was at BIN. It was in 2007 that Michael was able to join the Presence Family as the NE Regional Sales Manager. Michael was there on board during the building stages as the second employee of Presence East. “Presence Marketing is the culmination of all the positive aspects of my tenure in the Natural Food Industry”.