Executive Chair & Chair of the Board
Mike West’s years of entrepreneurial experience, executive management, financial management, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, and business development serve as invaluable resources for furthering the Lirio vision. He has learned from experience that there is no substitute for “doing the work.”
Mike was Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer at BPV Capital Management and Managing Partner of Northshore Management Company. He was Founder, Chairman, President, and CEO at HomePointe.com, where he negotiated partnerships with large brands such as Disney and HGTV, oversaw website rollouts, signed strategic partners, and more. Mike was President of Business Development and Strategic Planning at ZCI Integrated Solutions+ and President and CEO of the Alliance for Quality Care. His impressive history includes serving as Executive Director at the University Cardiovascular Care Consortium and earning his degree in Marketing Management from the University of Tennessee.
Mike is a recognized lecturer, media guest, thought leader, and featured author in trade publications. He has been quoted by MSNBC, Reuters, The New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today, and countless local newspapers, and given on-air interviews with ABC, CNN, CNNfn, ESPN, Fox News, and NBC. He has made guest appearances on multiple radio shows, including Bloomberg. He is also featured in a Southeastern Conference (SEC) corporate imaging commercial viewed during SEC television broadcasts.
Mike is a Knoxville native with two cherished kids and a beloved wife. He lives a life full of adventure, and believes in good friends, hard work, and enjoying life. As a prolific reader who finishes about a book a week, Mike is currently in the process of reading a biography on every president. His life journey is focused on constant improvement and learning.