|Birthplace||Waco, Texas. United States|
|Oregon State University, M.Ed.||1978|
|Willamette University, B.A.||1974|
|Political Science & Urban and Regional Government|
J. Mike Smith is a San Francisco-based executive, team and organizational coach with a consulting practice known as Back West, Inc. working with individuals, teams, and organizations.
Smith brings 25+ years years of business experience and a work background that spans industries including financial and professional services, high tech, biotech, retail and wholesale distribution.
Smith’s work is primarily with executives (executive, career and new hire coaching), and teams (start-up formation, leadership team building).
Clients include organizations ranging from virtual start-ups such as Orexigen, Inc. and Calixa Theraupeutics, Inc., mid-size companies such as Synopysys, Inc., Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Asia Alternatives Management, LLC and Cypress Semiconductor and Fortune 500 companies such as Genentech, Gilead Sciences, AT&T, and Visa. Non-profits such as SRI International, Inc. Robert Toigo Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are also clients.
Corporate experience Smith brings includes roles as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources with McKesson, Director of Human Resources for Chiron Corporation, Principal and Director of Human Resources for Fluid, Inc., and as a Principal and Senior HR Director with Barclays Global Investors, formerly the world’s largest money manager.
More information, including contact details, can be found at http://life.backwest.com/