Managing Partner/Founder of Aspire Advisors and Brilliant Business Strategies’ Financial Life-Cycle Coach
Mike is the most recent addition to the Brilliant Business Strategies team. A career banking executive and trusted advisor to privately and family owned businesses, Mike’s experience guiding business owners and their management teams through all aspects of their financial lifecycle is a new and valuable resource for clients. Mike has a degree in management from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
Clients utilize Mike for:
- Options for financing and/or capital structure
- Consultation on acquisitions and divestitures
- SWOT analysis
- Assembling the right “Team” of professionals.
- CPA, attorney, insurance broker etc.
Mike’s expertise allows business owners to maximize the value of their business to the benefit of not only themselves, but their employees. Mike is energized by having the opportunity to give back, not only by way of business knowledge, but to the community at large. His proudest professional accomplishment is watching all those he has mentored grow and have success. His proudest personal accomplishment has been watching his son grow to be an incredible man, husband, and father.
We asked Mike, “If there was one piece of advice he could share with all business owners what would it be?” and he said “Listen and Learn”.
To book a Free 20 minute introductory call with Mike, email John Durso at JDurso@BrilliantBusinessStrategies.com or call 215-439-1877.
John has wonderful leadership and management skills. He really understands people, and what motivates them. He has great ideas and furthermore leads the charge to see that they come full circle. A transformative individual and a visionary.
John's energy and enthusiasm is contagious. He brings life and a positive vibe wherever he goes, whatever he does. He's a joy to be around and to work together with. He's been successful, because he treats people with respect and listens to their needs and ideas - a real team player and leader with the upmost integrity.
John is a transformational, intelligent thought leader. He just thinks differently from anyone I know. Somehow, he sees opportunities and angles that no one else sees and before anyone else sees them. His advice has taken our small family business to the next level and beyond. This style of coaching is amazing because I can get him anytime I need him. We do not need to have a scheduled meeting every month. He is always right in my pocket and I talk to him several times a week about just about anything. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Derrick and Jeanell Morgan
John was quite supportive of both me and the Delaware County Community Foundation, where he served on my DCCF President's Advisory Board. He was an effective advocate for our Foundation and created many opportunities for us, to garner new funds to the Foundation. He gave us many interesting leads (new contacts for possible funds to be donated to the DCCF) and created a fund of his own, at the Foundation. I'm quite pleased and, hopefully, supportive of John Durso, who has always come through for me, as Chair and, most importantly, for the Foundation.
John R. Reiff
I have had the pleasure of working shoulder to shoulder with John at 3 different financial institutions. The tactics that he creates are creative and drive new customer acquisition unparalleled to other institutions. He excels at recognizing and developing talented employees and his ability to teach managers how to motivate and inspire their teams is extremely valuable.Â If your organization has managers looking to become true leaders, bankers who need to learn revolutionary techniques, and especially if the customer experience is your top priority, then John is your man.