profile

Dr. Mike Lorence is a Senior Business Strategist for Generational Consulting Group where he provides hands on leadership and growth consulting to CEOs and business owners who operate companies in the $1 million to $100 million revenue range. A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Mike has founded, grown, acquired, operated, and sold firms in eight different industries. In between startup ventures, he spent four years as a turnaround consultant running a division of a Fortune 500 remanufacturing conglomerate.

Voted one of the Top 40 Under 40 in North America Private Equity and M&A Industry, Dr. Mike’s unique ability is rapid creation and execution of organic strategic growth plans. Thinking strategically while operating at the tactical level has enabled Dr. Mike to successfully exit multiple privately held companies. His deepest skill areas are direct response marketing, Salesforce coaching/management, talent acquisition, and capital raising.

Dr. Mike is a professional speaker with 250 paid speaking engagements. He is also a former US Marine officer with command experience at the platoon and company levels spanning 13 countries and three continents. The recipient of 30 international, national, and regional awards for leadership, growth, and performance including the American Society of Quality Freund Fellowship, the Genovese Fellowship, and National Society of Professional Engineers Fellowship, Dr. Mike was inducted into the University of Virginia Business Hall of Fame. He was the first standing Mechanical Engineering graduate at the Virginia Military Institute where he competed for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship; graduated in the top 10% of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia; and was the youngest graduate in the history of the Georgia State Doctorate of Business Administration program. 

Industry Experience:

Commander of a 320-person Marine unit with $200M in equipment at the age of 24 [service disabled vet]
Co-founder and managing partner of specialty bath products manufacturing firm 
Founder and CEO of an education finance company 
Founder and CEO of a niche publishing company 
Founder and CEO of a recurring revenue membership business in the athletics industry
Co-founder and President of a niche Software as a Service provider in the HR space
President of an aviation maintenance firm with 125+ employees and customers worldwide
Director of sales and marketing for a $1B service company
President of a high-end sports retailer
Founder of a media company in the podcasting space
Advisor to defense software/manufacturing company
Founder and CEO of a multifamily real estate syndication and investment corporation