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Mike is Managing Director of Portman Partners and supports firms in the digital infrastructure space to find the best leadership talent. He has more than 25 years of experience across digital infrastructure, datacenter, IT, telecoms and construction businesses and as a seasoned director, founder, and entrepreneur, Mike has an established track record of evaluating and developing talent, and building successful, cohesive teams globally.
Having worked in the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and across Africa, he has developed in-depth knowledge of diverse, multicultural, and multinational teams. He has honed what is needed to find and foster the best leadership talents.
Mike started his first company in 2003 which he operated until exit via MBO in 2009. In 2010 he joined a private equity backed UK Datacenter services company as a key member of the leadership team. At exit Mike was a shareholding Director of the company which then provided services in sixteen countries globally and had an international blue-chip customer base, providing services to many FTSE 100 clients. In 2018 Mike founded a UK startup providing services to the construction and live operational Datacenter & Digital Infrastructure industries across EMEA which he exited in 2022.
Other TEAM MEMBERS
Peter was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Datacloud Monaco for “outstanding achievement spanning one’s entire career”.
Dave is a recognised business leader with a 25-year background in the professional services and recruitment sector.
Australia & New Zealand Partner
Terri is a forward thinking academic and consultant with expertise across a range of industries including the digital infrastructure sector.
Paul is an Executive Search Specialist with over 25 years experience headhunting across multiple sectors from IT, Retail, Government, Hospitality to Energy, Consumer, and Utilities.
Julie has over 25 years’ experience in Asia Pacific HR, in particular Recruitment and Rewards.
Tony is a Chartered Architect and Mechanical Engineer with broad experience in both the engineering and construction industries.
Adelle has worked in the Digital Infrastructure sector since graduation, from start up to public listed with remits across EMEA and APAC, with two relocations in the mix: UK to Australia and now Ireland.