Mike Kipp, Principal

Whether engaged as interim president, consultant or ‘C suite’ confidant, Mike Kipp has a record of mission-critical achievements secured as an exceptional communicator with a unique capacity to navigate complexity, refine business models and promote collaboration among stakeholders

He has held leadership positions in the corporate, governmental and nonprofit sector, serving as New York State’s deputy commissioner for mental health, director of marketing for HCA and president of both Signature Health Alliance and Premerus Diagnostic Accuracy, gen one managed care firms known for innovations in bundled payments and the application of ‘lean’ to the treatment process.

An advisor to CEOs and governing boards who want to “define and secure their preferred future”, Mike has also been a principal in businesses as diverse as health, banking, commercial reality services and internet commerce.   He was an organizer and director of American Home Bank and a director of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.  He is currently a director of Insparisk, a safety inspection company, Foundations Associates, a non-profit serving the multiply disabled and Hope International Capital Corporation, an investment vehicle for scaling Hope’s microfinance initiatives in 14 of the poorest nations of the world.

Mike has written for Emerald Press’ Handbook of Business Strategy and McGraw Hill’s Handbook of Consulting based on his role in the development of IBM’s consulting skills school.  He has authored “Seven Mindsets in Strategic Governance”, “The Accidental Leader”, “Mapping the Business Innovation Process”, “Governing Boards at the Crossroads”, “Frameworks for Board Development”, “Strategy and the Board” and “Rethinking the Non Profit Board”.

A member of the National Speaker’s Association, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Association for Strategic Planning, Mike presents at business retreats and professional gatherings.  He has chaired the innovation track at the World Congress on Health, Human Capital and Wellness, co-led AMA’s Management Course for Presidents and presented Confronting Crises of Spirit at the Oxford University Conference on Leadership and Social Values.

A graduate of St. Anselm College, Mike holds a Master’s from Syracuse University and is a product of the Columbia University Program for Advanced Practitioners in Organization Development.