Currently co-founder of a consumer finance company. Built cutting edge statistical models. Started up analytics in a couple companies. Experience with online payday, credit card, deep subprime auto lending. I know data sources.
I have worked with 11 different consumer finances companies and across multiple subprime product categories. I have analyzed data, conducted tests, seen failures, seen successes and along the way figured out a bunch about consumer behavior and product design.
Mike knows his stuff and can think fast
Mike was easy to talk to and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend him and hope to speak with him again soon.
Mike's super-insightful. I approached the conversation with specific questions to ask. Mike not only answered the questions but the information he provided also added dimensions that forced me to rethink the questions and the problem.
Systematic thinker. Realistic, straight feedback. Great background in consumer financing.
Very smart expert. Will hire again.
Very valuable call for me. Mike is extremely knowledgeable about credit risk in the sub-prime market.
Mike was a pleasure to work with and I was sad to see him leave. His energy, motivation, and focus are missed. During the brief time we worked together I found him to be an engaged colleague full of boundless ideas, a competent teacher, and talented modeler. I happily recommend Mike and know he will be successful in whatever he chooses to do.
Mike and I worked on different teams, but I consulted with him on several occasions as a colleague whose thoughts I deeply respected.
Mike has great intuition around how economic and/or business changes will manifest themselves in customer behavior. This intuition allows him to quickly get to the heart of any problem and narrow it down to the one or two key hypotheses that will most likely yield insightful results.
Combined with his easygoing personality, these skills makes Mike not just a great analyst, but a great colleague to consult whenever faced with a challenging problem.
Mike is one of the genuine up and coming top young talents in the field of applied statistics. He is absolutely solid in the deep fundamentals of the field. Is current on the new, algorithmic and computationally intensive approaches. Rapidly and deeply understand the entire business context. Speaks with authenticity, conviction, and influence with diverse coworkers, up, down, and across the organization. Is absolutely trustworthy to deliver what is really needed, including the full socialization needed to make the technical approach practical and useful. Fun to be with too.
Mike brings a unique combination of statistical talent, creative insight and a passion to change how the business world operates to every project he works on. In turn; leaving his peers scratching their heads and saying...WOW!!!