Michael Schutzler, executive coach Michael Schutzler — CEO Sherpa

Michael Schutzler is a highly respected business and leadership coach for CEOs, executives, and board members around the world. Michael has developed a passion for and expertise in leadership over the course of 25 years in rapid growth, start-up, and turn-around executive roles. As a successful Internet entrepreneur and investor, he has helped launch more than a dozen companies. Michael has served in leadership roles in public and private companies, non-profit and public service organizations. He has successfully managed small start-up teams as well as complex, international operations with hundreds of employees. Michael holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from the W. E. Simon School at University of Rochester and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Coaching Experience

  • Nearly 3000 hours coaching & mentoring CEOs, executives, managers and board members.
  • Clients served — Online Gaming, Social Networking, Microfinance, Bio Technology, Internet Hosting, Printing, Digital Video, Non-profit Trade Association, Bl Software, Virtual World
  • Coach University® Graduate.
  • Certified in 5Dynamics® Psychometrics

Sample Leadership Roles

  • President & CEO, Classmates.com
  • SVP Global Games Division, RealNetworks
  • SVP Consumer Products, Monster Worldwide
  • VP Sales & Marketing, RR Donnelley & Sons
  • Working Chairman, Digital Forest
  • Founding Trustee, Ocean Light Zen Center
  • Re-boundary Committee Chair, Issaquah School District

International Experience

  • Asia 4 years Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Software Development
  • Europe 8 years M&A, Sales, Marketing, Software Development, Distribution
  • Middle-East 6 years Sales, Marketing, Construction, Government

Industry Experience

  • Advertising 17 years:  1992-present
  • Internet 14 years:  1995-present
  • Seed Capital Investing - 11 years:  1998-present
  • Electronic Games - 4 years:  2005-present
  • Digital Music/Video 4 years:  2003-2007
  • Printing 4 years:  1991-1995
  • Software Application Development 9 years:  1984-1993
  • Defense Contracting 7 years:  1984-1991
  • Telecommunications 6 years:  1984-1990