Michael Melio

last updated 3/24/2018

Michael Melio

President at Western Piedmont Metal Inc

15720 John J. Delaney Drive Suite 300, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(704) 243-4248

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Member of the Athletics Campaign Steering Committee - University of Connecticut

Vice President of Operations - United American Steel Company Inc

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Mike Melio: From Homeless to Millionaire

Mike Melio: From Homeless to Millionaire
If you've ever been to one of Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within events, then you are familiar with Mike Melio, CEO of Western Piedmont Metal, Inc., a scrap metal company on track to grow to $100 million in revenue in the next two to three years. You can watch much of what I'm sharing in this article in my interview with Mike Melio on YouTube. Dead Broke and Homeless Living on a Beach My heart went out to Mike Melio the very first time I heard him talk about being homeless. "When I was homeless in San Diego, I was fortunate enough to have a job in a call center," said Mike Melio. "I would come into work and a number of my colleagues would leave bars of soap on my desk because they didn't like how I smelled." Mike Melio had hit rock bottom. He was sleeping in one of the lifeguard lookouts on a beach in San Diego, California. Mike Melio was promoted to manager at that call center and became responsible for a small team of employees. This one woman kept sporadically missing work and was frequently coming in late. "I asked her to come into my office and I was seriously considering firing her," says Mike Melio. The woman got clean and, at the encouragement of Mike Melio, reached out to her father to repair their relationship. "One day, her dad called me and said he wanted to meet me," Mike Melio said. "I learned more in ten days with Tony Robbins than most entrepreneurs ever do," said Mike Melio. It was at Tony Robbins Business Mastery that Mike Melio came up with the game changing brilliant marketing programs that continue to fuel his growth at his company. By investing in his own marketing and sales efforts, he was able to grow even during flat and downturns in the economy. The Impact of the 2008 Crash In 2007, just as Mike Melio had started growing a multi-million dollar scrap metal business, Tony Robbins called him up and was adamant that he join him and come listen to the advice from billionaires like Ray Dalio and former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan. "I was told in no uncertain terms that the stock market was headed for a major correction," says Mike Melio, "but I was doing far too well financially to be concerned about it. Despite the economic, political and even the industry-specific roller coaster ride over the past dozen years, Mike Melio is now on a growth trajectory that will allow him to hit the $100 million dollar revenue mark in the next two to three years. This is an important milestone because when he does, he is going to trigger an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) which will allow him to transfer much of the wealth he has created in his company to his employees. "I knew I wanted to help my employees become financially free and when I first discovered what an ESOP was, I knew it would be a powerful way to make that happen," said Mike Melio. For me, this is the ultimate "rags to riches" story. Mike Melio has gone from being a homeless man to a multi-millionaire, and now he is working on building and supporting the financial freedom of all the employees who work for him. He is also incredibly humble. "I'm just a regular guy," says Mike Melio.

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