Mike is an SME specialist with over 40 years experience. He has been delivering SME training courses for over 35 years. He worked for Barclays Bank PLC from 1971 to 2004, in a number of Area Director roles. He won national awards for sales and service. He became a consultant in 2004. He is a Senior bank advisor specialising in SME finance and sales.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of bankers in England. He was an examiner for the Institutes lending qualification. He has a Bachelors degree in business management. He has two separate coaching diplomas.
He has handled diverse loans credit portfolios, and managed teams of lending officers. He has carried out formal training and direct coaching for senior banking executives, bank managers, loan officers and bank staff. His technical skills are complemented by proven excellent management skills, with the ability to rapidly assess needs, mentor teams, and achieve results. He acted as a senior auditor for several years specialising in the assessment of SME credit risk portfolios.
As an experienced credit manager and trainer, he has written and developed specialised in training of SME risk analysis and business development on assignments with partner banks since 1992. He has acted as consultant in several SME downscaling projects. He has been engages on many SME assignments in Russia, Kuwait, Syria, Egypt Croatia, Malaysia, Iceland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mongolia, Albania, China, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Germany, Armenia and Turkey. Mike is very approachable and he is committed to ensuring that all students achieve their full potential in the Certified Expert in SME finance course.