Steven Michael brings more than 35 years of wide-ranging executive experience in operations, finance, marketing and strategic planning across a multitude of industries including marine, manufactured housing, RV and consumer finance.
Since 2003 he has been involved with Marinemax, the world’s largest retailer of boats and yachts, serving as Executive Consultant and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO. He has sat on the Executive and Strategic Planning committees for Marinemax and has mentored Regional Presidents and the Chief Operations Officer.
Prior, Michael was Vice President of Operations and Marketing with Chemical Financial Services Manufactured Housing, RV and Marine division. He was responsible for 12 regional offices that covered 48 states and assets worth more than $1 billion.
He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Oakwood Homes Corp, a New York Stock Exchange company. Oakwood was the largest vertically integrated home manufacturer with 17 manufacturing facilities, over 300 retail stores in 38 states, a multi-billion dollar finance company, a captive insurance company, and a land development company. During his eight-year tenure, Michael was responsible for driving more than $1 billion in revenue. He was also President and COO of the company’s five operating subsidiaries.