Mike is a partner and has served as President and CEO of Brown Advisory since 1998, having spent his professional career assisting a wide range of individuals and institutions with their investment and financial matters. Mike also serves on the board of directors of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) and on the boards of directors of three private companies, Tate Engineering Services, Inc., The Wills Group, Inc. and 1251 Capital Group, Inc.
Mike is passionate about the responsibility of business leaders to be visible and constructive in their communities. Mike gave a TEDx talk in 2017 titled, “Speak Up. Where It Counts. Loudly.” In it, he shares his journey to finding his voice as a business leader and his hope that others will join him in catalyzing positive change by speaking up. His community commitment extends to his roles as Chairman of the Baltimore Healthy Harbor Project, Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Trustee and Vice-Chair of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and member of the Principal Professional Staff and former Chair of the Board of Managers of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Associated Black Charities, Business Executives for National Security, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, National Steeplechase Association and Nature Sacred.
In 2021, Mike assumed the role of Co-Chair of UpSurge, an effort to propel Baltimore into the top tier of innovative cities by building an engine to launch, support, scale and celebrate high-impact startups with an “Equitech” lens.
Mike received a B.A. and M.A. from Emory University in 1979, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.