Mike joined Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated in June 2017 to lead their Information Security Department. Mike is responsible for overall Cybersecurity strategy for the Company.
Prior to joining CCBCC, Mike was at AGDATA and served as Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer. Since 1987, he has worked in the IS/IT arena with extensive International experience in Network Security and Enterprise LAN/WAN environments.
In 2014 Mike won the Charlotte Business Journal’s CIO of the Year for small/medium businesses.
Before joining AGDATA, Mike worked in various positions for Juniper Networks, Sprint, Ericsson and Triad Hospitals.
Mike got his start in IT while serving 12 years in the U.S. Air Force working on systems ranging from mainframe computers to mobile telephone switches to supporting networks. He was recognized during his Air Force Career winning the Leo Marquez award, an Air Force-wide award, as the Outstanding Electronics and Communications Supervisor for 1998.
He studied Computer Information Systems at McKendree College, IL and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).