This week’s Culture Architect is Michael Burns. During his distinguished military career, Mike was involved in hundreds of combat operations around the world and is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor. Mike also served as a team leader for multiple SEAL, Joint Forces, and multinational teams. Mike is currently an associate at Sway Ventures. In part one, Mike shares what he learned about being a leader while playing lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, what led him to enlist in the Navy, and the importance of working together as a team.
About Mike Burns: Prior to joining Sway, Mike served as the Senior Director for SEAL Qualification Training at The Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, CA. Here, he led a 40-person team executing the operations and administration throughout 62 weeks of high-risk training for 500 SEAL Candidates across the Western United States.
Other notable positions and projects include Team Leader for multiple SEAL, Joint Forces, and multinational teams while executing over 100 combat operations in conflict zones around the world. Mike is the recipient of numerous military awards; most notably the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor for leadership and heroism during combat operations.
Prior to joining the Navy, Mike worked as a Sales and Trading Analyst at Morgan Stanley. He received his B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mike was the Captain of North Carolina’s Lacrosse team and went on to play professionally after college. Michael is an MBA Candidate at UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.
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