Mike has been with Ellianos since the company’s early days, beginning his career in the coffee world in 2004. Currently, he serves in a wide-range capacity within the company, serving as the Vice President. As VP, Mike helps oversee the overall vision, direction and growth of the company. Mike started his journey as a barista and worked his way up to a store manager in the early days. He attributes the experience he had behind the counter to his success as a multi-store owner. Mike can now offer helpful assistance to franchisees, as he understands the day-to-day challenges each of them faces. He values the time spent working with current and prospective franchisees. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons, traveling, playing basketball, golfing, or catching a hockey game with his favorite team: the Tampa Bay Lightning.