Mike is co-founder and Executive Chairman of online identity experts Garlik, who develop software and services to help control and protect your personal information and identity online.
Mike has created three major consumer businesses: Egg plc, the UK's first online bank; Firstdirect, the world's first telephone banking operation; and Mercury Communications, the UK's second largest telecommunications operator. He turned each of these into £1 billion concerns – with Egg doing so in three years. You can find out more about Mike and see videos of his advice to budding entrepreneurs at www.findyourlightbulb.com
Mike is experienced at interviewing candidates with a range of skill-sets and abilities, for positions with start-ups to highly successful, large businesses. His interview style is relaxed and laid back but also challenging because he uses the same principles to assess all candidates. To have a successful interview with Mike a candidate must show they have the skills and experience to fill the role and the ability to grow the business. They must also demonstrate the energy and talent to fit in with both the current team and wider company culture.