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Mike is an internationally recognized expert in leadership development, talent management and succession. Most recently he led global leadership development, talent management and succession planning at IBM (a company widely regarded as a leader in developing and applying best practices in human capital management). He held similar positions at GE, including leading the design and global delivery of GE’s widely-emulated leadership and executive development curriculum at the famed Crotonville Center.
Mike began his career in the public benefit sector and has sat on several nonprofit boards throughout his career. Before joining AchieveMission's staff, Mike was a member of the organization's Board of Directors. He earned his Masters in Management from MIT, his Masters in Education from Harvard, and his BA from Oberlin College.
AchieveMission is the only nonprofit consulting firm that brings together experience
in the nonprofit sector, talent and performance management and technology
Dedicated to strengthening nonprofits and foundations by improving their ability to effectively transform strategy into tangible mission results
Executive Vice President for Human Resources,
Los Angeles Urban League
In 20 years working as an employment attorney and senior HR executive I have never worked with a team that combined world-class strategic talent and performance management capabilities with
such a deft ability to work with a nonprofit organization. Plus, they're a joy to work with.
Learn About our Growing Team
STAFF: Mike Markovits, Partner. Most recently Vice President, Business and Technical Leadership, IBM
STAFF: Joanne Rencher, Consultant. Fomerly, Chief People Officer, American Red Cross, NY
ADVISORY BOARD: James Baron, Professor of Management, Yale School of Management, co-author Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers