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MIKE VANNEMAN With over twenty years of technology industry experience, Mike Vanneman has been a successful Senior Sales Executive for both publicly held and privately funded companies. Identifying, recruiting, hiring and developing superior executive talent are at the core of his interests and gifts. He has built several world-class sales organizations and applies that same drive to his new firm, TVG Executive Search.
Mike has staffed and managed business units and sales organizations-both large and small. He has mentored dozens of executives and helped many achieve their career aspirations. He has been a member of management teams that secured venture financing as well as served on the executive committee for a publicly traded company. This breadth of business experience provides Mike with valuable insights into what makes top companies succeed and the key talent they need to accelerate that success.
Much of Mike's business success can be directly attributed to his athletic background. Mike was a member and captain of the UCLA Soccer team in 1976 and 1977. As the team's goalkeeper, Mike set records in total season shut outs and consecutive shut outs during the 1977 season. Mike was drafted in the 2nd round by the San Jose Earthquakes and then signed with the Los Angeles Aztecs. After he “hung up his cleats” he replaced them with running shoes, a bike and swim goggles. Mike became an avid runner, competitive tri-athlete and is now Cross-Fit fanatic. Mike is an avid fan of UCLA athletics and counts the late Coach John Wooden as one of his personal and professional inspirations.
"We turned to Mike Vanneman to advise us on strategy and management issues. He has provided invaluable insight in addressing both complex and common challenges that growing businesses face. As a Board Advisor, he has helped us put greater focus on growth areas for our business. As a Management Advisor, Mike provides fresh insight into our unique organizational issues and new approaches to managing our team. Working with Mike and leveraging his experience in management and as an executive recruiter / coach will continue to make our business more valuable."