Mike started his career in the c-store industry in 1997 as an Operations Consultant for 7-Eleven, the largest c-store chain in the world. He had some of the largest sales generating stores in the country in his territory while w/7-Eleven. Several of Mike’s stores exceeded $2M a year in sales. He later moved on to Cumberland Farms in 2001 where he was G.M. for dealer operations in NY for Exxon & Gulf branded stations. While working for Cumberland he spent most of his time evaluating real estate, ROI for construction upgrades and executing marketing strategies for better positioning of the Gulf and Exxon brand to improve profitability. His extensive background in high volume store and gas operations gives him a unique perspective on the industry.