President and CEO
Before forming Executive Networks in 2007, Mike was the CEO of Executive Development Associates, Inc. Prior to that, Mike was a Vice President of Learning Services at The Concours Group, the Founder and CEO of Learning Technologies Group, Inc., and has worked for The Conference Board, Sirota & Alper Associates and the U.S. Congress.
Mike is the author, co-author or a contributor to seven books on executive development, learning, and high-performance organizations. His most recent books are Corporate Learning: Proven and Practical Guidelines for Building a Sustainable Learning Strategy (Pfeiffer, 2005), Strategic Executive Development: The Five Essential Investments (Pfeiffer, 2005) and The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). Mike has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MPA, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from the University of Southern California. Mike and his companies have received the following recognition:
- Gold Medal for Online Training from the NewMedia Invision Awards
- Top 100 Multimedia Producers Award from AV/Multimedia Producer Magazine
- HR Product of the Year Award from HR Executive Magazine
Mike is also the Founder and Board President of the VeraMax House for Older Homeless Women (www.veramaxhouse.org) in San Francisco and is on the Leadership Committee of the Organizational Studies Program at the University of Michigan (https://www.lsa.umich.edu/orgstudies/). Mike is married to Teresa Goodwin, his co-author on Renovate to Riches: Buy, Improve and Flip Houses to Create Wealth (Wiley, 2003) and has a son, Theo. Mike lives in San Francisco, CA.
Chief Revenue Officer
Prior to joining Executive Networks, Helga provided digital recruitment advertising to financial institutions at eFinancialCareers.com, where she helped launch and ultimately managed the North American and Global Enterprise sales teams. Helga started her career as a sales trader at a Philadelphia based broker-dealer, selling equity execution services to large investment management organizations. She is passionate about building strategies to bring products to market while empowering her teams with the tools to provide viable solutions to their clients.
Helga has BA in International Studies and German from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She also studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer at Executive Networks, Mario Nunez is responsible for all financial functions including accounting, budgeting, reporting, cash management as well as risk management and human resources. He has over 25 years of experience leading finance teams for small to mid-size companies in both the service and consumer goods sectors. In his prior role at Bio-Medical Research an Irish-based corporation, Mario helped launch a US subsidiary, developed the company’s reporting backend, participated in acquisitions and divestures and led cross-functional teams on various projects.
Mario lives in Norwood, NJ and is married to his lifelong partner Joannah, with whom he raises their three children Paolo, Elena and Samuel. In his off time, you might find him fishing at a local lake or exploring the world with his family. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, NY.