Mike Lorelli is the Founder of Faster Landings – an Executive Coaching Consultancy for CEOs seeking guidance in transition and senior professionals pursuing board seats or exploring career opportunities.
CEO | Interim CEO | Senior Advisor
Mike is recognized among his peers to build significant enterprise value and accelerate revenues by finding new income streams from new channels, new markets, new products and global expansion. A former Operating Partner at Falconhead Capital, Mike recently completed an 11-month engagement as the Interim CEO of PE-backed Accent Foods. While there, he increased the company’s EBITDA run rate by 54%.
Mike’s ability to drive profitability spans 30 years with Fortune 50 companies including two assignments as PepsiCo’s Division President where he built Pizza Hut International’s global footprint and increased operating profits by 42%. As CEO and President of Latex International, Mike doubled revenue and tripled EBITDA in three years, with a 43% increase in IRR.
Accredited Outside Director | Independent Director
The depth and breadth of Mike’s multi-industry experience – coupled with keen situational awareness and attention to detail – make Mike a desirable Outside Director. He adeptly combines Fortune 50 market sophistication with the practical, hands-on leadership of smaller cap environments to consistently deliver high-performance results. Mike currently serves on the NACD Board of Directors and at iControl as an Independent Director.
Mike is “Masters Level Certified” by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and The American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD). He has chaired three public company Compensation Committees.
Mike is a highly sought-after Executive Coach and featured speaker on various career topics including:
- “Landing Board Seats”
- “Navigating Private Equity”
- “Gaining a Position in Private Equity”
His personalized coaching program provides senior executives with a thorough assessment of their professional dossier, interview guidance and “client-for-life” access.
Mike earned his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BS, Industrial Engineering, also from NYU.
Mike in Action as CEO
A resident of Darien, Connecticut, He is a multi-engine rated Pilot, and has been flying since getting his license at age 17. As General Chuck Yaeger said, Mike’s dream is to “have an equal number of landings and take-offs.”
“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, November 2021
“Mike is incredibly effective, and generous in his commitment to his clients. He is an exceptional person, and I am very privileged to call him a colleague.”
Randy D, Industrial, and Interim CEO, October 2021
“Mike knows what he’s doing. Very practical and useful advice from his distinguished career.”
Carlos A. CEO. International Telecom, July 2021
“If you want the secret code on Private Equity Boards, look no further. Mike is a great mentor and coach.”
Jane S, CEO, LifeCare, April 2021
“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.”
Ivonne, CEO. Clean Energy & Sustainability, December 2020
“Mike turned my basic profile into a winning example of how to land board seats and jobs. My first contact after the update was very impressed with the page and it resulted in a viable job offering.”
Jerry B, CEO, Aviation, September 2020