Mike Shank

Mike Shank applies his many years of business strategy and change management leadership to his role as Mulsanne Management’s Strategy practice executive, where he continues to apply his long-standing interest in the interrelationships between business strategy, leadership, organization transformation and individual development.  His work leading corporate turnarounds left a deep impression of the incredible power of individuals to drive organizational success when simultaneously challenged and motivated by the opportunity to shape and translate strategy in environments that enable and demand results.

While he was with IBM, Mike co-led the company’s worldwide e-business Strategy Consulting Services and led engagements in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. He participated actively in leadership development and pursued his interest in the intersection of business, technology, leadership and transformation. Mike led teams that developed IBM’s “Second Generation e-business Strategy” and IBM’s “e-commerce Strategy.” He became an expert future scenario practitioner and worked with clients to develop industry- and firm-level scenario-based strategies. During his years at IBM, Mike developed a keen sense for innovative possibilities and pragmatic execution. He learned to work in ways most beneficial to his clients, customers and team members in a complex global matrix organization as it transformed from products to services.

In 2003, Mike founded ECA, a consulting network focused on leadership development, business strategy, e-business, organization development, change management and corporate training. He worked with clients to improve their consultative and problem solving skills, project leadership, communications, stakeholder analysis, risk management, lead strategy and proposal development. Mike also developed the strategy and curriculum for a Business Leadership Institute in China.  Mike’s clients have included Allstate, Bank of America, Central Intelligence Agency, Citibank, Medtronic, Sony, and Xerox.

Mike has his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and he earned a PhD in Business Strategy and Management Information Systems.  Mike has also taught Business Strategy at the business schools of UNC and North Carolina State University.