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Business Improvement Consultant


Mike Kolbrener understands the unique challenges of creative teams needing to perform as innovative, creative resources, as well as profitable businesses. Utilizing qualitative and quantitative tools he's developed over years in creative development and creative operations management for independent and in-house teams, Mike can help you grow into a more high-performing creative business.

Mike has built and led creative teams for public and private companies ranging from small and mid-sized to Fortune 200, in a wide range of markets, with specific expertise in financial services, hospitality, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing.

Having received numerous awards for his work, Mike lectures on branding and marketing at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, Duquesne University’s Entrepreneur Growth Conference and Saint Vincent College’s Small Business Development Center. He has served on advisory boards for The Pittsburgh Public Schools and The American Institute of Graphic Arts and served as marketing board chair for the MIT Enterprise Forum. Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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Michael Kolbrener​

President, Kolbrener Consulting

Strategic Partners

Basinger CPA is a highly experienced Salt Lake City, UT CPA firm with the specific expertise for creative services businesses. 

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