Mike Mears started CIA’s Leadership Academy and studied leadership at West Point and Harvard Business School. He is also a published author on Leadership, and does leadership consulting internationally.
Prior to his role at the CIA as Chief of Human Capital (and founding the CIA Leadership Academy), Mike was Senior Vice President at GE Investments where he managed private equity funds, was a turnaround specialist, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. Before that, he launched eleven small business start-ups, and was president of a shall-be-unnamed fast-food company. Mike served as commander of a nuclear missile site, a general’s aide, and as a U.S. Army combat platoon leader in Vietnam where he was decorated for valor.