Mike Wethington '79
Mike Wethington has a proven track record of building profitable, high growth businesses. Mike has a breadth of industry experience ranging from start-ups and emerging growth companies to large multinational corporations in the automotive, banking, computer, financial services, insurance, retail, and telecommunications industries. He is currently the President and CEO of Outsell, LLC, a digital marketing software company based in Minneapolis that is transforming the way brands engage with consumers. Outsell's software-as-a-service platform enables brands to consistently communicate with consumers, marrying data, content and creative to create an ongoing dialog. Earlier in his career, Mike was the founder and CEO of Synet Service Corporation, an information systems management consulting firm that successfully merged with Predictive Systems, Inc. in 2000. Mike bootstrapped the company, and Synet enjoyed an average annual growth rate of more than 70 percent while he was at the helm. Prior to founding Synet, he held several management positions with Xerox Corporation and Dataserv, a BellSouth company. Mike places great emphasis on evaluating talent to developing highly effective, rapid growth organizations, which are based on a core set of values. To that end, in addition to leading Outsell, Mike is managing partner of SynetVentures, a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm focused on bringing proven business systems and a network of experienced professionals to take innovative business opportunities to the next level. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of several emerging organizations and is a former Regent of St. John's University. Mike has been honored as a finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the Upper Midwest.