Mike LaRhette, President, MassChallenge

In his current role as President, Mike is focused on expanding the impact of MassChallenge on a global scale, leading strategic partnerships with individuals, corporations and government leaders across all of MassChallenge programs, and driving the overall revenue strategy for the organization. Over his 25-year career Mike has worked for both early stage startups and established organizations in the design and facilitation of business strategy, innovation, sales and marketing leadership, and leadership development. He has been involved with MassChallenge since its inception as an advisor and facilitator of strategic growth.

Prior to MassChallenge he was most recently a Principal with Collective Next, a collaborative design firm based in Boston. His work there focused on facilitating the organizational alignment to business and innovation strategies. Prior to that he held senior leadership roles at AchieveGlobal, Korn Ferry, Symantec, and Sapient Corporation. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Economics/Psychology and has a Masters from Boston University in Developmental Studies and Psychology.

Mike has spoken extensively on accelerating innovation through entrepreneurship at recent forums like the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Congress, the 2016 Global Expansion Summit, the 2016 Chief Innovation Officer Summit, 2017 Innovfest Singapore and 2017 Impact Conference in Poland.