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Mike Lorelli

Mike is a CEO / Interim CEO / Board Director known for his ability to rapidly reshape the growth trajectories of public, private and start-up companies. For more than 20 years, Mike’s executive coaching practice – Faster Landings – has assisted C-Suite officers, senior executives and emerging leaders to advance their careers and secure Board roles. Mike served as a PepsiCo president twice. His first CEO post was in the beverage sector where he is credited with putting the company in both the water and isotonic beverage markets. Mike was later appointed CEO of Pizza Hut’s international division where he expanded their global footprint from 68 to 92 countries.  As CEO, Mike has led several private equity portfolio companies for Audax Capital, Rutledge Capital, Pouschine Cook Capital Management and Riverside Company. At Falconhead Capital, Mike was an Operating Partner who had oversight of their restaurant, consumer and franchising sectors. His fourth and latest assignment as an Interim CEO was leading Accent Foods during the COVID pandemic crisis.  Lorelli has served on the Boards of Closure Medical (NASDAQ: CLSR), Trident International (NASDAQ: TRDT), iMedicor (NASDAQ: IMED) and chaired all three Compensation Committees. Mike has also served on the boards of seven private equity companies. He is “Masters Level” certified at both The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and The American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD). Mike has served on many educational/ National Blue Ribbon panels and has authored numerous articles on board governance, private equity management and board structure.  Mike holds an MBA in Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business and was awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma distinction after completing a BS, Industrial Engineering from NYU.  An avid golfer and private pilot with a multi-engine rating, he authored a NY Times Best Seller children’s book with proceeds donated to assorted charities.

Speaking Engagements

Executive Forum

March 12, 2024

Navigating Private Equity

Executive Forum

April 18, 2024

"7 Pieces of Advice from my Dad” Featuring guest speaker Stew Leonard, CEO of Stew Leonard’s Supermarket

Mike's Vault


I can’t thank Mike enough for the guidance and support he provided during my journey to join Boards. His personal attention and dedication make all the difference. I highly recommend Mike.

Alayne G.



The old Ben Franklin adage that "An investment in knowledge, pays the best interest" perfectly applies to Mike's programs. Immediate positive reactions to my outreach. Highly recommend.

Greg O.

Senior Maritime Exec

Maritime Industry

Mike provides a wealth of experience and offers exceptional service and commitment. It was a great experience working with Mike and I highly recommend him.

Matt Y.

VP, Global Operations

Mike is a true coach. Clarity, instruction and direction for your go-to-market plan. The cherry on top is that he is a real delight to work with.



Clean Energy and Sustainability

If you want the secret code on Private Equity Boards, look no further. Mike is a great mentor and coach.

Jane S



"I'd ride a rocket with Mike, orbit the Moon and Mars with Mike's navigation. His stellar experience as a CEO and Board Director makes him the real deal, and I’m much better prepared because of his expertise and easy, fast paced style of mentoring and coaching.  It has truly been a pleasure to work with Mike, and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to establish their marketability in the Board world."

Scott H.



Mike provided me with all the tools and tactics I needed. I walked away ready and confident as never before to launch my search.

Raj B.



As you reach for the final leadership rung on the ladder, there are few people to mentor you, and you can truly learn from. If you are lucky enough to have Mike as a coach, you'll get a serious dose of both.



B2B, Industrial

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