Michael Mankins graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in economics and earned an MBA from The Wharton School, where he graduated with Highest Distinction. Michael spent the first 20 years of his consulting career with Marakon Associates and then moved to Bain Consulting where he is a partner in the San Francisco office. Throughout his career, he has advised business leaders on strategic and organizational initiatives to drive higher levels of performance and long-term shareholder value. In 2006, Michael was named by Consulting magazine as one of the 25 most influential consultants worldwide.
Michael is a published and spoken authority on what it takes to turn great strategy into great performance. He is coauthor of Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization published by Harvard Business Press and a co-author of The Value Imperative: Managing for Superior Shareholder Returns and is quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Financial Times, the Journal of Business Strategy, Directors & Boards, and Strategy & Leadership. He has been a featured speaker at Harvard Business Review’s HR Strategy Conference, Harvard Business Review Latin America’s Strategy and Leadership Conference, Corporate Board Members’ Boardroom Summit, BusinessWeek’s CFO Forum, the Association for Strategic Planningâs Annual Convention, and others.