Michael Brewe serves as Women Win's Chief Operating Officer, overseeing finance, people management, technology and facilities. He joined Women Win in 2011 as Finance Manager. Prior to working at Women Win, Michael worked at Verizon Communications for 10 years as a senior finance manager in network planning, engineering and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Michael holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, with concentrations in accounting & finance, business law, real estate and hotel & restaurant management. Michael also attended Spartan School of Aviation where he earned a degree as a commercial pilot. He is a certified Master Practitioner of NLP / Life Coaching and a certified instructor in 14 different areas of disaster management for the American Red Cross.
Michael has more than 30 year of experience in international business and has worked in a diverse range of industries sectors that include technology, entertainment, hospitality, retail and non-profits organizations. Early on in his career, he became a successful and accomplished entrepreneur, launching several business start-ups. As a proven leader, Michael turned his focus to the entertainment industry, where he worked in numerous management and financial roles for 15 years.
In 2000, Michael left the entertainment industry to take a financial management position with Verizon Communications (UUNet) in Europe, building the internet. After 10 successful years with a leading, global technology company, he left the industry to focus on matters more dear to his heart.
Michael enjoys living his “life to the fullest!” For him, this means challenging all aspects of his personal and professional life on a daily basis. While an active participant in adventure sports, he also finds inner peace through Ashtanga yoga and daily meditation. Michael believes that a well-connected body, mind and spirit empower us to do great things!