Payless ShoeSource Executive Committee
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Mike joined Payless on March 3, 2014. Most recently, Mike served as U.S. president and EVP of Best Buy U.S., responsible for more than 1,100 retail stores, merchandising business teams, and the company’s private label business. Before this role he shared leadership for Best Buy operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as president of the Americas and enterprise executive vice president.
Mike joined Best Buy in 2004 as senior vice president and general manager of home solutions. Responsible for the company’s home theater and appliance businesses, and the company’s private label business, Mike led the company’s successful introduction of high definition television during the years leading up to and following the U.S. digital television transition in 2009.
Before joining Best Buy, Mike’s professional career included 23 years at Sony Electronics, Inc., in numerous executive management positions, including president of the service company, president of the personal audio products company; executive vice president of the business and professional products group; executive vice president of the consumer products group marketing; and executive vice president of the visual products company.
An active leader in his industry and community, Mike has served on the boards of the Consumer Electronics Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Midwest Chapter and the National Consumer Technology Industry chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, where he served as the industry chair.
Mike is a graduate of Brooklyn College and former CPA (inactive).