Michael W. Kiser
has spent the last 15 years advising and helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
After a fast-track career with the federal government, where he
attained the position of District Director for the U.S. Small Business
took early retirement to start his
own small business.
Mike graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and obtained his master's degree in management from the American Technological University in Texas.
He served as a finance offer in the Army, reaching the rank of captain and serving as a company commander while fulfilling his military obligation after West Point.
completed the Finance officer Basic and Advanced courses as well as the Military Accounting course.
As the Director of all SBA operations in Wisconsin, Mike
oversaw a portfolio of 5,000 small business loans valued at more than $750 million Mike was also responsible for coordinating the small business services provided by the 12 Small Business Development Centers
(SBDCs) and 10 Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) offices throughout the state.
Mike's expertise lies in evaluating the financial needs of small businesses and helping the business owner develop and maintain a sound relationship with a lender.
has personally advised more than 250 entrepreneurs and has an extensive network of small business lenders that are ready to work hand-in-hand with his
Mike's knowledge of the banking industry in Wisconsin enables him to place small businesses with a lender that can best meet their needs.
also stays abreast of the factors impacting small businesses.
He was very active in coordinating the White House Conference on Small Business in Wisconsin, serves as Chairman of a CEO Roundtable, is a Board Member of Positively Pewaukee (a State of Wisconsin Main Street Community), and is active with the National Association for the Self-Employed.
Mike Kiser on the biggest change in commercial lending in the last 10 years: