“Never confuse movement with action”
Michael Hageloh spent 22 years with Apple, starting as a systems engineer before becoming a rainmaker, surviving the company’s near-bankruptcy, seeing the return of Steve Jobs, and selling products like the iPod to a skeptical world. While selling for Apple, he personally generated nearly $1 billion in revenue.
After leaving the company in 2010, Michael led academic sales at Adobe, where he facilitated (along with French banking and financial services firm Société Générale) a unique single licensing transaction valued at $11.7 million. Since then, he has taken on a consultative role with several startups in need of sales strategy development, coaching, and sales execution, including modular electronics company littleBits.
Michael also has a deep background in academia, having served as the director of special projects for the University of South Florida’s Sales Education Initiative, a senior director of development, a cabinet member of the University of South Florida’s Unstoppable Capital Campaign, a former member of the Florida Enterprise Zone Development Agency in the city of Ocala, a life member of the University of Florida Foundation, a former member of the President’s Council of Florida State University, a former member of the President’s Council of Florida A&M University, and a past event judge for Startup Orlando, powered by the Kauffman Foundation.
A onetime disco drummer, Michael is a high-spirited speaker, a beat-ahead thinker, and a charismatic mentor. He and his wife Lisa live in Texas.