Mike has over twenty-five years of financial recruiting experience, and he has placed candidates in most of the top high tech, life science and manufacturing companies in the Bay Area. His clients range from early-stage start-ups to industry leaders, including Apple, Google and Cisco. He was a Senior Director for a national search firm before co-founding Mason & Blair in 2002. Prior to recruiting, Mike served as Vice President for a real estate equity sharing firm and was a tax deferred exchange facilitator. He earned a degree in finance from San Diego State University. Mike is the father of two boys, and is passionate about education, having served as a school board Trustee for 13 years in Santa Cruz County.