Mike holds undergraduate (B.S., Psychology, magna cum laude), law (J.D.), and business (M.B.A.) degrees from Duke University. He also studied British Politics at England’s prestigious Oxford University (New College).
Mike served for seven years as Associate Dean at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, including four years heading up its flagship, full-time MBA program. During his tenure, Fuqua rose in national rankings to become a Top 5 business school. Prior to joining Fuqua, he co-founded and was President of The Dilweg Companies, a highly successful commercial real estate investment firm. Before that, Mike was a Federal securities law and commercial real estate attorney at Jones Day, one of the largest law firms in the world.
Mike has held leadership roles with a number of educational and charitable organizations, such as Duke Children’s Hospital, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Carolina Adoption Society, and the Fuqua School of Business. At various points in his career, he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, China Daily, and NPR.
Mike holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations held through Fortress Private Ledger.