Mike Smith is the Founder of Huddle Advisory, a firm that guides leaders and teams to peak performance. Huddles are where strategy is planned, leaders communicate, and teams come together. When organizations maximize the potential of their "Leadership Athletes", they consistently deliver better results.
Mike founded Huddle after 25+ years in sports and entertainment working with the National Football League, NBC, and Deloitte. His unique background includes leadership roles in Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and Administration. He has been repeatedly tapped to lead the most important initiatives ranging from creating a coaching culture at the NFL to Super Bowl weather planning to NBC’s acquisition of Universal.
Having been both a CHRO and CFO, Mike has a special lens to align business and talent strategy. Mike guides leaders and teams through skilled inquiry, objective data analysis, and practical counsel. His diversified background allows him to work effectively with public company CEO’s, startup founders, and rising talent across consumer-facing and B2B industries.
Currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Leadership and Learning at Vanderbilt University, Mike has completed Columbia University’ Coaching Intensive Program, Stanford University’s Executive Program for Talent Leaders and is certified in a variety of leadership assessment tools including Emotional Intelligence, Thinking Preferences, and DISC.
Public Company CEO client transformed business results leading to significant acquisition.
Startup Founder client received new round of funding based on story telling skill building.
Executive Team client operating norms facilitation leading to increased alignment & collaboration
NFL operational projects leader, e.g., Flexible Game Scheduling, NY/NJ Super Bowl Weather Planning, Coaching Culture
NFL Network / NFL.com launches & NBC Studios growth
Due Diligence team leader during NBC’s acquisition of Universal
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