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For several years I taught climbing and outdoor skills as I pursued my early retail career. During that time I met a PhD in Organizational Development and we developed a company and process that combined his deep understanding of business and organizations with my experience in the mountains using outdoor challenges as a metaphor to help organizations. 


OPC uses a similar concept with your business. I made some mistakes in my early climbing days and I could have benefitted from an experienced instructor or guide from time to time to get me where I need to go safely. Let me be your guide or added resource and we can get there together!  

Helping you pursue success through...

Business Guidance


Having worked with start ups to globally distributed public companies, I have lived it and managed through some challenging transitions as a business leader. I will work with your team to navigate through your next opportunity or overcome an under resourced challenge.  

Special Projects


​Every business needs some extra help in developing that next Go-To-Market plan, category expansion, ownership transition, or special project. I can help you put the pieces together from the outside keeping your team focused and ready to execute on the inside. 

Team Development


OPC will work with your people o achieve their best. Having hired and developed some of the most effective teams and service providers in the active lifestyle industry, OPC prides itself on creating effective sales, product, marketing, and operations teams. 

"A fantastic leader with strengths in setting vision, driving brand strategy, generating business expansion domestically and internationally and managing a P&L for success. I learned a lot from Mike about setting and integrating a vision across functions to build a brand and business – and working with international partners to expand that vision around the world."

Phyllis Grove

VP Global Marketing at SOL REPUBLIC, former VP Marketing Keen Footwear, and Marketing Director Mountain Hardwear


"Mike was an admirable leader and visionary for Timbuk2. His ability to provide guidance and leadership based on decades of experience in the outdoor industry,while still allowing co-workers to take risks, grow and thrive within their roles is a skill that he has mastered in a seamless and authentic way."

Vanessa S. Christie

Retail Marketing Manager at Timbuk2
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