About Ringside Capital

About Ringside Capital

Ringside Capital is a team of entrepreneurs, professionals, and investors missioned to provide small business owners with the financial and human capital needed to grow, operate, and eventually exit their business.

 

Along the way to generating profits, we want to serve the purpose of enabling all corners of society to learn about, and access paths to economic empowerment through operating and investing in profitable small businesses.

The Ringside Capital Values

  • We aim to generate profits while serving a purpose to inspire others to seek paths to economic empowerment via small business operating and investing.

  • We will never compromise integrity for opportunity

  • If we can't add value to your mission, we'd rather you work with or sell to someone else

  • We prioritize relationships over transactions

Services We Provide

Financial

Capital investments to either fuel growth or provide the financial exit needed for small business owners to retire.

Execution

Hired guns that serve as an extension of your team to execute special projects that help free up small business owners time

Advise

Strategic insights and guidance on small business operations, growth, and acquisitions strategies and services

Ringside Capital provides financial, project execution and strategic resources to help small businesses compete, grow, operate, or exit.

About Our Managing Partner

Mike has over 15 years of growing small and large, blue and white collar companies through the introduction of new products, services and technologies, marketing, and corporate/business development. Since developing and launching over 20 new products or services over the course of his career as an innovation leader, consultant and entrepreneur, Mike has developed a unique ability to both craft and execute growth and operational improvement strategies for companies in a wide variety of industries. 

Mike resides in the Washington DC Metro area with his wife and son and serves as a trusted resource to small business owners looking to grow and improve operations. Mike is an avid fan of the "sweet science" sport of boxing and former competitor in amateur matches for charity. Mike's love for the sport and the many parallels he finds between the sport, life and business is what inspired the Ringside Capital name.

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Career Highlights

  • Developed and launched an anti-inflammatory wellness beverage that would go on to sell in over 100 locations across 10 states in three of the Top rated 10 grocery chains in the country (Wegmans, Whole Foods and Hy-Vee)

  • Supported the launch of Goodyear Tire & Rubber's Assurance FuelMax tire which would become the fastest tire to reach 1M unit sales in Goodyear's history

  • Recruited into ITW, a Fortune 200 diversified industrial company's Executive Leadership Development Program where he lead the successful brand consolidation of a $200M division and provided due diligence support for multiple potential mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the welding and oil and gas industries

  • Improved business operations for Goodyear Tire & Rubber, ITW, SiriusXM, Comcast and others through the deployment of technology (process and reporting automation), product line simplifications, marketing process improvement, and strategic analysis.

  • Vocational school graduate for Masonry Construction

Education

MBA - Management of Technology and Innovation 

University of Akron

B.S. -  Marketing 

Franklin University

Executive Education Certificate 

Wharton School of Business