Anil is an investor, operator, athlete and a staunch University of South Carolina Gamecock fan.
Over his 25-year professional career he has been a student of business and continues to learn and is motivated by what he loves: solving business problems, guiding teams, and buying and growing companies. He believes that the art of motivating a team of individuals toward a stated goal is more important than the simple science of a P&L statement. People and trust are the core of any successful business and often times management teams struggle with cultivating corporate culture.
Anil has an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a CPA license and an MBA in finance and operations. Beyond these credentials, his experience has enabled him to pursue mentoring, and advising entrepreneurs and business owners who share his passion for excellence.
His athletic history includes being a team member of a D-3 NCAA Tennis Team, as well as a hitting-partner for a D-1 NCAA Tennis Team, top 10 in the country, during his time at graduate school. Currently, he focuses on the sport of triathlon to stay fit.
Mike is a serial entrepreneur, operator, investor, triathlete and adventurer.
He has developed a mastery of scalable business strategies, systems and processes across his 25-year career in the sports and fitness industries. He has experience at all levels in the value chain from brick and mortar retail, e-commerce, distribution, manufacturing, personal services, and business-centric technologies.
In addition to Stelaris, Mike is a co-owner and Managing Partner with Liquid Lifestyles, a rapidly growing swim school based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mike also serves as an advisor/investor with Tag Well, a technology company providing a community oriented marketplace solution in the wellness industry.
Mike's past successful ventures and exits include a sales and marketing agency in the specialty sports industry, an e-commerce company specializing in sports nutrition for endurance athletes, and a sports nutrition manufacturer.